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25 August 2020
RRP: $19.99
ISBN: 9781925972641
Hardback,  32 pages
250 x 245 mm
Picture Book

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Calm Down Cooper

by Lily Murray & Anna Chernyshova

Our hero, a characterful young puppy, is top-dog at home, and the happiest pooch in town. Until … one day, a new pet arrives – a pesky parrot called Pandemonium (Pandy for short) – and poor Cooper’s perfect world is turned upside down.

When his owner goes out for the day, entrusting our proud hero with the task of guarding the house for the very first time, the parrot decides to invite a few old friends over to hang out. One by one, as the parrot’s increasingly exotic friends arrive, the noise and mess escalates.

Chaos ensues and though Pandy thinks Cooper should just calm down and enjoy the party, the puppy starts to panic! Can he cope? How will he clean up in time? Will he still be the perfect pet in his owner’s eyes? Find out in this riotous rhyming tale which builds to a wonderfully witty ending.

About the Author & Illustrator

Lily Murray grew up in the wilds of snowy nowhere, spending much of her time talking to animals and making up stories. She has continued to do this in her adult life, and now writes both fiction and non-fiction books for children. Her previous works include Hello, Hot Dog!, Once Upon a Magic Book and The People Awards.

Anna Chernyshova graduated from Cambridge School of Art’s prestigious MA in Children’s Book Illustration in 2015. She currently lives in Cambridge with her family and their dog. Anna’s little daughter constantly inspires her illustrations and storytelling, including her very first picture book, Where is my Yes Word? which went on to be highly commended in the 2014 Macmillan Children’s Book Prize.