Alice is teased by older brother Oliver because she pronounces 'animal' as 'aminal'. When Alice decides to avoid saying the word altogether, she is mortified to learn that her class project is to be 'Farm Animals'. On the school visit to a farm Alice falls in love with a pig with a limp and decides she wants it as a pet, but in the end has so settle for one of the traditional 'Guinea' variety - naming it 'Aminal'
Tim Kennemore has written nine books for children previously, and was runner up for the Carnegie Medal in 1982. She likes computer games, roller coasters and treasure hunts! She lives with her two children in North London. This is her fourth book for Andersen Press.