A Skinny Book for the younger reader, with illustrations by Virginia Barrett.
Life's not fair. I reckon everyone at school's got a pet except me. My mum and dad definitely don't want a guinea pig or any other thing that runs, crawls, swims or flies!
But I was determined, so I bought this fat blue-tongue lizard. I've got one problem though - keeping Bluey hidden from Mum. But Mum, the snoop, just had to go into my room with the vacuum cleaner . . . now I'm in real trouble . . . and so's Bluey.