Lindsey Gardiner

We Want a Pet!
  • We Want a Pet!

  • "We want a pet! We want a pet!" chant the kids.
    "No! We will not let you have a pet. We are dead set against a pet!" say the parents.
    And so the battle lines are drawn -- can the kids convince the parents?

    As they lie in the grass watching bugs and beetles, watching little legs and eyes,
    watching ladybirds, spiders and flies, suddenly they realise these will be their pets!!

    Complete mayhem follows as the kids bring their gross, slimy, leggy, hairy 'pets' inside . . .

Laura Langston (Author) A former broadcast journalist, Laura Langston writes for both children and adults. Her children's titles include The Fox's Kettle, shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, and Pay Dirt, shortlisted for both the Silver Birch and Red Cedar Awards. She lives on Vancouver Island in Canada with her husband and two children. Mile-High Apple Pie is Laura's first book for Random House. Lindsey Gardiner (Illustrator) Lindsey Gardiner was a finalist in the 2007 Richard and Judy Children's Book Awards for her illustrations in Poppy and Max and the Fashion Show. She completed her degree in Printed Textiles at Dundee University, and went on to do an MA at Winchester School of Art. She wrote her first book, Here Come Poppy and Max, whilst still at college. Lindsey is the author of a number of picture books for Random House, including Mile High Apple Pie and Dan and Diesel and is the illustrator of We Want a Pet!.