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Is your doctor a donkey? Is your postman a platypus? Probably not; that would be . . . amazing! Animals are pretty amazing, and believe it or not, many of them do have jobs. This funny and fascinating introduction to the world of working animals takes children on a whirlwind world tour where they’ll meet everything from bomb-sniffing bees to the bodega cats of New York City.

Simon Philip’s witty, fact-filled text is accompanied by captivating, contemporary art by Adam Ming.

About The Author

Simon was born in Chichester in 1988 and has lived there ever since, although he occasionally leaves to buy milk. After gaining a 1st class degree in History at Exeter University, he immediately put his skills to good use working as a barman at a local pub. He soon grew tired of the owner calling him Andy, and so, naturally, decided to become a primary school teacher. Teaching rekindled his love of children’s literature, particularly picture books, so much so that he had a go at writing his own. Deciding he was better at writing stories for children than he would ever be at teaching them, he made a swift exit from education to live the cliché of the writer who works in a bar. He hopes that one day he’ll be able to give up writing stories and become a barman full-time. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (September 12, 2024)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471188169
  • Ages: 3 and up

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