> Skip to content

" . . . You are going to be pleasant and helpful, Bee, and not chase Jazzi away. I like Jazzi. I want her to be a permanent fixture in our lives and I don't want any bratty, selfish behaviour from you spoiling things . . . "Since her mother died, it'd been just her, her dad and her guinea pigs, Lulu and Fifi. A perfect, non-nuclear family. Exactly how Bee liked it. Nothing stays the same forever though, and when Jazzi moves in, bringing with her a whole new way of looking at the world and a whole lot of secrets, Bee knows things are going to be completely different from now on.But change can be a scary thing, and when someone reaches out to you, sometimes the hardest thing to do is to take their hand.This heartwarming, humorous and vibrant story from award winning author Catherine Bateson reminds us that love comes in many shapes and sizes . . . . . . even in the form of guinea pigs.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    August 28, 2006


    144 pages

    RRP $16.95

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Catherine Bateson

The Wish Pony
Mimi And The Blue Slave
Magenta McPhee
His Name in Fire
Millie & The Night Heron
The Air Dancer of Glass
Painted Love Letters
The Year It All Happened
A Dangerous Girl


The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
Everything, Everything
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
Two Wolves
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Thirteen Reasons Why
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Go Go and the Silver Shoes
Unreal! The Ultimate Collection: 30 Stories in 30 Years
LGB I Love You, Grandma!
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Artemis Fowl
Mr Men: My Sister
Love, Simon
A Wrinkle In Time
Picnic At Hanging Rock