To celebrate Vix J Cooper’s new book, Crazy Pets and Secrets Revealed, we're giving one lucky gransnetter the chance to win a £100 M&S voucher and a copy of the paperback book. Three runners-up will also receive a copy of the children's novel.
Troublesome but loveable pets turn Hugo’s world upside down, almost as much as family life does. Aimed at children over nine, Crazy Pets and Secrets Revealed is humorous but also informative.
Author Vix says: "I know how significant relationships between grandparents and grandchildren can be and I wanted to show this."
Hugo and his nan grow closer when she gets two goats which he helps to look after. In the process, he discovers how the past has shaped Nan’s life. Hugo has to face different family reactions to changes in Nan and can find some hard to understand. His other grandmother doesn’t appear so family-orientated. She can be odd and seems more interested in wildlife. Nevertheless, the grandmothers get on well – when they’re allowed to meet – and Hugo learns that the two women share a sense of fun and a get-on-with-life outlook.
Praise for Crazy Pets and Secrets Revealed:
"My granddaughter loved this book." (for a 12-year-old)
"It gets your heart beating faster in anticipation." (V, aged 10)
"An endearing tale about the life of a family today, but filled with historical gems of Britain’s past, which many children may not know. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, it is ultimately the story of a boy and his love for his nan."
"I came across this lovely story whilst looking for a book for my 12-year-old reluctant reader. It had my son laughing out loud in his room. It is beautifully written, looking at family life through a child's eyes, and takes the reader through so many emotions. And Hugo - we love him and we can't wait for more!"
"Child or adult? Read it. There’s so much to gain and enjoy."
Crazy Pets And Secrets Revealed is published by SilverWood Books and is available in paperback or ebook online or to order from all good bookshops.
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