The Great Dog Disaster by Katie Davies
Simon and Schuster ISBN 9781847385987
Anna and Suzanne are friends and neighbours. They are both delighted when Suzanne's family are left a dog by a great-aunt but they are in for a big disappointment when Beatrice arrives. She is very old and very slow. However the children set out to turn Beatrice into what they see as a real dog before Suzanne's father can send Beatrice to the same place he sent their last dog. But can they really deal with so many problems? This is the latest book from this super writer who shows great understanding of life from a child's point of view. It is a heart-warming story about friends and responsibilities - and it is very funny!