Paperback | 36 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication June 2022 | ISBN 9781802580815
Bob the Dog is a busy dog. She always likes to have a job. One sunny day, Bob heads to the park to look for a new job and gets one at an ice cream van. Bob starts really well, serving every single customer, until the cones run out and the ice cream machine won’t stop making ice cream! Find out what happens to Bob and how she becomes the talk of the town.
Tracey Hammett is a Welsh-born writer who shares her time between Cardiff and London. She has written numerous stories, scripts and poems for BBC children’s television, including several BAFTA-nominated and award-winning programmes and likes to combine her love of words, stories and rhyme with a good dollop of humour and an awareness of social. Bob the Dog Gets a Job is Tracey’s second children’s book, following Monsters Not Allowed!.
Angie Stevens is an illustrator and mother of three based in Swansea. Angie is the author of Doodlemum: A Year of Family Life and illustrator of My Mummy Says.
'A charming whimsical tale of Bob the Dog, and her friend Pat the Cat. Bob likes to work and gets a job as an ice cream seller. The other ice cream sellers have comical names, such as Ms Sprinkle. Bob has a few adventures, with ice creams and triumphs in the end.
Written by Tracey Hammett and delightful illustrations by Angie Stevens, bringing Bob and Pat and the people in the park to vivid life.' Liza Goddard, actress
'The collaboration of Hammett and Stevens works perfectly, illustration and text provide a wonderful story for all.' Aimee Durning, Just Imagine
'Delightful and perfect for summer, this will have readers smiling and inventing their own ice cream concoctions.' My Shelves Are Full
'With lively illustrations that express all the action and fun perfectly; very, very funny story that encourages resourcefulness, determination and creative thinking. You’ll laugh out loud!' Mary Esther Judy, FallenStar Stories
'Hilarious antics, fabulously illustrated. I especially love the look on Pat the cat's face when she sees what Bob's made her for tea.' It's All About Stories
'Through their combination of playful narrative and comical illustrations, author Tracey Hammett and illustrator Angie Stevens have served up a treat with this one. As well as making readers and listeners laugh it will assuredly, make their mouths water.' Jill R Bennett, Red Reading Hub
'Helping dogs find a job they enjoy is something we do at Woodgreen Pets Charity on a daily basis. We help Collies herd balls, Terriers to dig and Spaniels to sniff. All too often, dogs without a fun job to do tend to go self-employed, inventing their own entertainment and this isn’t always pleasing to their humans!
'It was our delight to read about Bob, a very motivated dog on the job-hunting front. She knew the job she wanted and this book takes readers through her fabulous journey to find it - if only all dogs were this skilful in job hunting! A joy from start to finish, this warm and humorous book is beautifully illustrated and is sure to melt any pet loving child’s heart.' Anna Cowling, education specialist Woodgreen Pets Charity
'This is such a fun story for younger children to enjoy...and all of the ice cream that features within this book makes it a delicious read too!' Samantha Thomas, Book Bound
'The story is lovely and fun and it’s one I’m sure children will enjoy looking at more than once.' Strawberry Post
'Families will enjoy this light-hearted tale full of humorous surprises.’ Primary Times Devon
'This book would make a very valuable addition to support early years and infant shelves; Bob could become a class favourite.’ Stephanie Barclay, The School Librarian