From the beloved author of Babe comes the fifth of six stories about Dick King-Smith's most adored (human!) character, the inimitable Sophie, re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. In this book Sophie gets a dog that she calls "Puddle", makes friends with a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig and has her first ride on a pony! This charming, funny story beautifully captures the dynamics of family life and has been given a fresh, contemporary look by a talented artist.
Dick King-Smith (1922–2011) is one of the world's favourite children's book authors. He won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for The Sheep-Pig (later filmed as Babe), he was named Children's Book Author of the Year in 1991 and won the 1995 Children's Book Award for Harriet's Hare. In addition to the Sophie series, his titles for Walker include The Finger-Eater, Aristotle, The Twin Giants and two books about a very special pig: Lady Lollipop and Clever Lollipop.