Wrap up warm and join little corgis Belle and Pip on a Christmas adventure in London!
Belle LOVES the bustle of Christmas preparations at Buckingham Palace, but her family say she's in the way, and that Christmas is NOT for corgis! So Belle decides to slip out and explore London, where she’s sure there will be Christmas sprit in abundance! But on the busy streets, Belle finds everything a bit too bright, a bit too noisy and FAR TOO LOUD!
Luckily, a streetwise puppy called Pip turns up and whisks Belle off on a wonderfully romantic whirl around the sights of London. All too soon it’s time to head home, but when the couple finally work out how to get back into the palace . . . Pip disappears.
Will Belle ever see him again? Perhaps . . . with the help of a special royal couple, who might just bring Belle a wonderful Christmas surprise.
For dog-lovers everywhere, this Lady and the Tramp-esque romp around London at Christmas is full of heart . . . and waggy tails!
Sam has written more than thirty books including the UNDEAD PETS series published by Stripes, the STELLA & THE NIGHT SPRITES series published by Scholastic Branches, the SCREAMING SANDS trilogy published by Catnip, picture book DO NOT WASH THIS BEAR published by Egmont, and BUMBLE THE BRAVE KITTEN published by Macmillan. Sam was longlisted for the UKLA award for her 2009 novel BILLY ANGEL, published by A&C Black/Bloomsbury. Sam’s picture book STAR IN THE JAR, illustrated by Sarah Massini, published in January 2018.
Sam is a passionate advocate of improving literacy in schools. She runs several book groups for primary school children, challenging, inspiring and supporting creative writing and a love of reading.
Loretta won the Waterstone’s ‘Picture This’ competition in 2012 and has since illustrated numerous picture books including Beauty and the Beast by Michael Morpurgo, A Monster's Moved In by Timothy Knapman and the Sky Private Eye series of picture books by Jane Clarke. Loretta has also illustrated several young fiction titles including the Dougal Daley series written by Jackie Marchant. She lives in London with her husband and pet hamster, Torben Redbeard.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (November 1, 2018)