‘With a comical canine cast featuring Wagsy McBone, Woof-Whiffily and the adorable, dog-eared Sniffy-Bottingham, what child could resist the new caper from top picture book team Heather Pindar and Susan Batori? Author Pindar and her illustrator ‘partner in grime’ Batori are on their laugh-out-loud best form in Shampooch, the waggish ‘tail’ of a pampered pooch who discovers that rolling in the mud and getting very, very dirty is far more fun than keeping her silken hair pristine clean. With her whiskers glossed, nose polished, claws buffed, tail fluffed and wearing her diamanté collar and designer mohair jacket, Shampooch is the most primped and pampered dog in the whole park. Her human owners love their ‘good dog, clean dog’ but will Shampooch manage to avoid all her friends’ dirty distractions? The author and illustrator team behind Strictly No Crocs and Beware the Mighty Bighty work their magic again on this tale of a dog who is doggedly determined to stay clean until she is bowled over by some mucky mishaps in the park. With subtle messages about being true to yourself, not judging others by their appearance, and the joys of simply having fun, this is a delightful book to share and enjoy with your little ones.’
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Heather Pindar has also written other titles for Maverick, including Froggy Day, Beware the Mighty Bitey and Wishker. All these titles and many more can be purchased here.