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A hilarious illustrated novel from the bestselling author of the Middle School series

A hilarious illustrated novel from the bestselling author of the Middle School series

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

I’ve been waiting ages to tell my story, and now it’s finally happening!

Being Rafe’s dog isn’t always easy, but it is always EXCITING!

I’ve got so much to tell you about:

The amazing Catch-A-Doggy-Bone kennel
My favorite places for hiding snacks
And my ultimate nemesis – THE VACUUM CLEANER!

All the most important parts of a dog’s life.


Lively and funny, these illustrated chaotic canine capers will keep young readers entertained and eagerly anticipating further instalments of Junior’s diaries.

Armadillo magazine

Got a lot of laughs from our testers, two of whom are obsessed with dogs, so they particularly loved it. It tells the story from a dog’s point of view and has plenty of illustrations for kids to enjoy ... A popular choice.

Independent Online

A perfect story to tickle the funny bone of any young reader!

Megan Rix

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 18, 2018


    RRP $14.99

    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

  • EBook


    May 31, 2018

    Cornerstone Digital

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

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