Every Saturday - or Mouseday, as Pete calls it - Pete asks his mum and dad if he can have a pet mouse. And every week, the answer is the same. No. Then Pete gets a terrific idea. He could secretly keep a mouse in his tree-house...
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'Good for someone who has just learned to read and wants to tackle a real book'The Spectator -
'An affectionate, lively adventure... will appeal to any child who's ever nagged for a pet'Mail on Sunday -
' A delightful story... The characterization is good... The book has a satisfactory and happy ending.... The text is simple, with large print, and vocabulary which is not too demanding yet not too repetitive either. The illustrations add interest and some humour. This could be a popular book for upper infant children, or less able lower junior children'Junior Bookshelf -
'A delightful story with pace and good characterisation. Corgi Pups are perfect for those readers just embarking on 'real' books'Books in Schools -
DICK KING-SMITH was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. As a bestselling full-time author, his work received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of l997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in l995 for Harriet's Hare. In l992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In l995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work. He died in 2011.