Books

Another Year of Plumdog

Emma Chichester Clark

In 2014 Cape published Plumdog, a year’s worth of entries from Emma Chichester Clark’s blog of the same name which records the daily life of Plum, her dog, in Plum’s own words and Emma’s delightful illustrations. It was seized on by dog lovers everywhere and became the bestselling book written by a dog of that year … indeed quite possibly since records began.

Another Year of Plumdog is exactly what it says: another year of leaping, catching balls, diving into rivers, puddles, the North Sea, and hanging out with friends.

Plenty of Love to Go Round

Emma Chichester Clark

When Binky the cat moves in next door, Plum can't understand why everyone likes him so much. But she soon learns that there's no need to be jealous and there's plenty of love to go round.

Inspired by her hugely popular Plumdog Blog, this charming story explores how to deal with feelings of jealousy.

“Among the many flavours of children’s books, that of Emma Chichester Clark’s – funny, elegant
and delicious"– Quentin Blake

The Plumdog Path to Perfection

Emma Chichester Clark

Plum returns with a charming book of doggy wisdom to help you through life's peaks and troughs.

Her first book, Plumdog, made her thousands of new friends. Every one of them will want Plum's guidance as she leads us on the Path to Perfection.

Love Is My Favourite Thing

Emma Chichester Clark

Plum has lots of favourite things: catching sticks, her bear, her bed – but really LOVE is her absolute favourite thing. She loves her family, and they love her. But trouble loves Plum too; sometimes she just can’t help doing slightly naughty things.

Will everyone still love Plum then?

An exuberant celebration of love, mischief and a very childlike joie-de-vivre.

Emma Chichester Clark began the website Plumdog Blog in 2012, chronicling the real-life adventures of her lovable “whoosell” (whippet, Jack Russell and poodle cross), Plum. Emma soon gained thousands of loyal Plumdog devotees, and in 2014 a book of the blog was published by Jonathan Cape. This picture book story is the first Plumdog book for children.

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!

Emma Chichester Clark

Every night Blue Kangaroo falls fast asleep, cuddled in Lily's arms. But as new toy animals start arriving, Blue Kangaroo worries that there just isn't enough room for him anymore. When he goes missing, Lily looks everywhere for him and it turns out NONE of the other toys mean as much to her as her first and favourite Blue Kangaroo.

Plumdog

Emma Chichester Clark

A gift that will bring cries of delighted recognition from anyone who has ever owned a dog and, dare one say it, charm the pants off even those who strongly prefer cats.

Hello. My name is Plum and I’m a whoosell – that’s whippet mixed with Jack Russell and poodle. I especially like swimming, leaping, catching, and croissants, and my favourite fragrance is fox poo. I live with Emma, an illustrator, and Rupert. My sister, Liffey, lives nearby.

Over the last year I’ve been keeping a diary. Emma has helped with the pictures, but the words are all mine.

Since 2012 Emma Chichester Clark, one of Britain’s best-loved authors and illustrators, has been delighting thousands of followers with her blog Plumdog, which records the day to day life of Plum, her dog, in Plum’s own words and Emma’s drawings.

No More Kissing!

Emma Chichester Clark

"I wish no one had invented kissing."

Momo doesn't approve of kissing. He especially doesn't like being kissed. So he sets out on a campaign to stop it. But then his brand new baby brother arrives and he changes his mind!

Little Miss Muffet Counts to Ten

Emma Chichester Clark

In the nursery rhyme the spider frightened Miss Muffet away. Well, not this time! The spider asks her to stay, and to be polite she does. And then come the animals - two, three, four, five - bearing gifts and delicacies and decorations. But why? Find out in this riotous new paperback picture book by one of Britain's most acclaimed illustrators.

Minty and Tink

Emma Chichester Clark

Minty is delighted - she has found her very own talking toy bear called Tink! But Tink is to be a present for her baby brother, so she must think of a way to save him for herself. After all, Tink picked her, and he is afraid the baby might eat him! Will Minty be able to save him, or will she lose him for ever?

Eliza and the Moonchild

Emma Chichester Clark

A small moonchild tires of his white, white moon surroundings and whizzes down to earth only to find it a shadow-dark place without colour. He meets Eliza, who reassures him that the morning will bring colour, and together they watch the sun rise while the little girl paints all they see. The moonchild returns home with their picture and the paintbox which he uses to bring colour to his world too.

A life-affirming book from this award-winning artist.

Piper

Emma Chichester Clark

Piper is a gentle dog, courageous and anxious to please. His mother told him to always obey his master, and he does his best to follow her advice. But when his grim new master treats Piper badly, he is terrified and runs away. Will his humble, quiet courage be better appreciated in the big city?

Up In Heaven

Emma Chichester Clark

Elderly Daisy can't keep up with Arthur any more, and then one day she wakes up to find herself in heaven! How marvellous - now she no longer feels tired or ill, and she can run as fast as she used to! But she worries about Arthur because he is so miserable, and so she sends him dreams to show him where she is, and how happy she is now. One of the questions children regularly ask is: 'Do dogs go to heaven?' This unusual book provides the dog's answer, with the sure lightness of touch and deft storytelling that we have come to expect from this author: it may well move you to tears.

Biography

Emma Chichester Clark is one of Britain’s best loved children’s authors and illustrators. She is the author of the immensely popular Blue Kangaroo series and many other books, and has illustrated books by Roald Dahl, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Peter Dickinson, Michael Morpurgo and, most recently, Quentin Blake.