GUNKS DAD WEARS FLUFFY CHICKEN SLIPPERS. His sister, Fliss, is into weightlifting and his mum is searching for aliens. Gunk has Spot, his pet dog or is it? (A dog, that it.) Spot has a long neck, a flat tail and eats lettuce. Lots of it. Come to thnk of it, Spot is the silliest-looking dog Gunk has ever seen. Spot is scared of cats, too, and Fliss s motorbike. And then Spot starts to grow... Will Spot ever learn to bark? What strange secret does Pete, the girl next door, keep in her shed? Can Gunk teach Spot to like dog food? Or, will everyone in the world want to take Spot away when they find out that he isn't really a dog? the wacky talents of Jackie French and Stephen Michael King will delight younger readers as way out and wild adventures unfold in the Wacky family series. Ages 7+
Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014-2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres - from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. `Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate.