Written by
Patrick Deeley
Illustrated by
Martin Fagan
My Dog Lively

Jenny finally gets the puppy she has always longed for, but she soon realises that pets can be a lot of hard work. 
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Jenny is six years old. Every birthday she gets a new toy dog. But what she really wants is a real live dog, a pet that's all her own. But when Mum and Dad buy her a real dog called Lively, she finds out that real pets can be a lot of hard work! Panda number 19

Patrick Deeley is a teacher and poet. He has three books of poems to his name from Dedalus Press, with a fourth due next year. He also runs a workshop in Ballyfermot, specialising in children's poetry. Originally from Loughrea, County Galway, he has spent more than half his life teaching in Dublin.

'Enchanting and beautifully illustrated.'

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The Leinster Leader

'Essential reading for children who want to own a real pet after the cuddly toy variety ... Martin Fagan provides good illustrations.'

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