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Product details

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books; New Ed edition (1 Feb 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711213399
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711213395
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.3 x 27 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lauren Child grew up in Marlborough, Wiltshire. She is the middle of three sisters and both her parents are teachers. She has had a variety of jobs from waitressing to designing exotic, elegant lampshades and working as an artist's assistant to Damien Hirst.

Lauren Child is considered one of the most talented children's book author/illustrators working today and has won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Utterly Me, Clarice Bean, Lauren's first fiction title, was a runaway success all over the world. Lauren has now sold over 3 million books in 19 countries across the globe.

Notable events in Lauren's career include selection for Quentin Blake's Magic Pencil Exhibition (British Library) in 2005; the Charlie and Lola TV series winning a BAFTA in 2007; In 2008 Lauren was appointed Artist for Peace by UNESCO and has been spearheading a project to raise money for UNESCO's Programme for the Education of Children in Need, called My Life is a Story. All profits from the sale of a special edition of That Pesky Rat will go to UNESCO. A retrospective of Lauren's work starting at the Manchester Art gallery toured the country from 2008 to 2010.

Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.

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"Set against backdrops of various bold colors, Child's deceptively simple art features a winsome character, defined by a strong black line and exhibiting droll expressions. A playful approach to a universal yearning of children." -- "Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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A selection of recent reviews for 'I Want A Pet'
This title was shortlisted for the RIGHT START BEST TOY AWARD 1999

The Independent: "Visually exciting, it will be enjoyed by all ages".

Literacy and Learning Magazine: "A lively and entertaining text..with wonderfully wacky drawings".

Sunday Times: "A great mystery finish to stimulate the imagination of three to six year-olds". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By carla on 5 Aug 2012
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Another fabulous book from author Lauren Child. Her books are always a pleasure to read, even after the 100th time.
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By bestcornishcat on 12 April 2014
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A charming and amusing little book (even for grown-ups!). A delightful story, likely to be read and re-read especially by fans of the author's Charlie and Lola series
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By Bow on 1 Sep 2014
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A great book- v humorous. Great to use with a class.
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By Keith Austin on 4 Oct 2014
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My granddaughter loved it( aged 12)
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Alyssia's review 11 Feb 2008
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Format: Paperback
I want a pet.
By lauren child

This story is about a little girl who wants a pet. some of the pets she wants has something that interfere with her family. I think this book will be good for children 4- any age. My reading buddy would like this book because he loves to read books with funny pictures. I think it will be good for a child that want a pet but cannot choose. This book has illustrastions that a child can enjoy.
Silly, fun, and very entertaining! 15 Jun 2007
By Kimberly Stapleton AKA: Sassy American Bird - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My 2 year old is a huge fan of the Charlie and Lola series. We stumbled across "I Want a Pet" upon a recent visit to the library. My daughter fell in LOVE with this book so now we are going to have to get our British grandmother to get us a copy (much less expensive than the $14.00 American version!). My daughter can recite the whole book! The illustrations are fantastic. We highly recommend this book!
Cute 8 Aug 2014
By Julie - Published on Amazon.com
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Very cute story. The kids can so relate.
sweet 21 Sep 2014
By Shayna Dobbins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
CUTE story.
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we love lauren child!!! 25 Oct 2013
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my 9 yr old and myself love all of the books we have read by lauren child. if you have a silly sense of humor this book will put a smile on your face.
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