by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi - £9.99 Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd (2018)
hardback ISBN 13: 9781910328330 | ISBN 10: 1910328332
Seven-year-old Jace and his puppy Thinker are poets, putting everything they do into verse, from going to the park to philosophising to playing ball.
One day they’ll have the whole world figured out. For now, though, Thinker has to keep quiet in public, and he can’t go to school with Jace – he might recite a poem, and then Jace’s friends will say he’s weird.
But when Pets’ Day comes, and Thinker is allowed into the classroom at last, he finds it harder than he expected to keep his rhyming skills a secret.
(Price & availability last checked: September 2018)
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