Hieronymus Betts & His Unusual Pets Picture Book

A hilarious story about a boy & his fantastical pets

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Description

A fabulous and fun softback book for boys with a splendid use of word play and a strong sense of humour.

What on earth could be slimier than a slugapotamus, noisier than a greater-spotted howler-bird or scarier than a porcupython? Do you dare purchase this book to find out more?!

Hieronymus Betts has some very unusual pets, some that are slimy, some that are noisy and some that are scary. But there’s one creature that is slimier, noisier and scarier than all of them put together - what on earth could it be?

This colourful picture book introduces Hieronymus's unusual pets such as Stinker the bog hog and Slurp the slugapotamus one at a time, but the story reveals that, while noisier and scarier than them all, his little brother is actually far more fun than any pet could ever be!

Beautifully illustrated in ink and watercolour, Hieronymus Betts & His Unusual Pets is great for reading aloud together and is sure to be a very popular gift with brothers.

A personalised version of this book, Personalised Unusual Pets which allows you to add children’s names and their relationship to the picture book, is available as a Made To Order gift.

Guide age range: 4-8 years.

Made with paper & love, from you to me.

Why we love it

We love the story and the fantastical scary creatures. The ending when the scariest beast is revealed is very amusing! We also appreciate the version with girls, Hermione Betts & Her Unusual Pets.

Details

Square 23.1 x 23.1cm

Written and illustrated by M. P. Robertson

28 pages of 140gsm uncoated, FSC paper

Softback book

Matt colour cover and colour internal pages

Ethically produced from sustainably sourced materials

Designed and published in the UK

 

 

Awards & Publicity

‘A predictably patterned text with splendid wordplay, a strong sense of the ridiculous, and full of verbal and visual incongruities, this one should have young children both cringing and laughing at the ever more revolting and unlikely animals, and even more at the antics of Hieronymus’s snotty-nosed, potty-spilling younger sibling.’ Books For Keeps 

 

STOCK ITEMS

UK orders for Stock Items received before midday (Monday - Friday) are picked and packed the same day and shipped via a tracked* service, which has an expected delivery of 2 working days.

* Please note that this does not include the WOW! birthday books and Merry Christmas This Is Your Elf which are sent via Royal Mail 48 (a non-tracked service) if ordered individually.

Overseas orders received before midday (Monday - Friday) are picked and packed the same day and shipped via a tracked service, where delivery timescales depend on delivery location.

During busy periods such as Black Friday and Christmas, this may take a little longer so please order early to avoid any disappointment.

MADE TO ORDER

UK Made To Order (including personalised) gifts are handmade and take 3 working days to create. They are shipped via a tracked* service, which has an expected delivery of 2 working days.

* Please note that this does not include Giftable Tickets which are sent via Royal Mail 48 (a non-tracked service).

Overseas Made To Order (including personalised) gifts are handmade and take 3 working days to create. They are shipped via a tracked service, where delivery timescales depend on delivery location.

During busy periods such as Black Friday and Christmas, this may take a little longer so please order early to avoid any disappointment.

ORDERING MULTIPLE ITEMS

If you order a Made To Order gift at the same time as a Stock Item gift, these will be shipped to you in separate parcels to the timescales outlined above.

PACKAGING & POSTAGE

All our products are sent out as letters or parcels and they rarely go missing as we use a tracked service, however if your order has not arrived within 3 working days of the expected delivery, please check to see if you have been left a card. Should your order fail to turn up, or there is a problem with it, please do contact us and we will be delighted to help sort this out for you.

CUSTOMS

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