The Dog Sitter, by Sue Walker

Jack has always wanted a dog, but his parents say he must wait until he is older. When he sees an advertisement for a pet-sitter he sees his chance. If he can look after the dog for a week, maybe his parents will let him have a dog of his own.

But looking after big, friendly Samson is not as easy as Jack thought. Samson digs, and chews and wees and poos. It is a big job to clean up after him and keep him entertained.

The Dog Sitter is a Solo title for beginning readers making the transition from picture books to chapter books. With loads of illustrations by Beth Norling and simple yet lively text, it will appeal to young readers.

A cute and engaging story.

The Dog Sitter, by Sue Walker, illustrated by Beth Norling
Omnibus, 2003