by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark - £6.99 Penguin Books Ltd (Puffin Books) (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780723293941 | ISBN 10: 0723293945
Mrs Vole the vet has one son, three daughters, three cats, four dogs and no husband. She works day and night curing rabbits and leopards and hamsters and elephants and every animal in between. But her children think she deserves some attention too, so they decide to help her find a boyfriend.
Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg.
(Price & availability last checked: February 2020)
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