|aFirst published: Camberwell, Vic : Penguin Group Australia, 2011.
|aPicture book. This story is about friendship. It shows that there is always room for friends, old and new. Henry has the perfect pet - a duck called Spot - who thinks he's found the perfect present for Henry's birthday. But when the big day comes, Henry's grandparents arrive with the perfect present of their own - a puppy!
This story about friendship shows that there is always room for friends, old and new.The dearly loved duo from Wanted: The Perfect Pet return in a heart-warming tale about never letting good friends go.Henry has the Perfect Pet - a duck called Spot - who thinks he's found the Perfect Present for Henry's Birthday. But when the big day comes, Henry's grandparents arrive with a Perfect Present of their own - a puppy! It is something that could change things between Spot and Henry forever. . .Reminiscent of Oliver Jeffers, with the same universally appealing style. The book's topic will appeal to all young children who love pets.The Perfect Present was reviewed in The Daily Mail in a feature called 'Brilliant reads to banish boredom': "Roberton manages to convey a touching range of emotion in the expressions..."Praise for The Perfect Pet: "simple but humorous line drawings... a hoot." The Times
Fiona Roberton was born in Oxford and studied art and design in London and New York. She has kept the wolf from the door for a number of years by working as a designer but she has since befriended the wolf, and has it to tea on Tuesdays. Wanted: The Perfect Pet was inspired by her love of dogs, ducks and disguises.