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  • Published: 29 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143506263
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

My First Puppy


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This is a story about Sam, who really really wants a puppy. There's nothing more exciting than your first pet, but it's a big responsibility too.

Hi! I'm Dr Lisa Chimes.

I work as an emergency vet at an animal hospital. You might have seen me on TV in Bondi Vet. I have a little boy called Hudson and we have two gorgeous dogs, Nelson and Lucas.

This is a story about Sam, who really really wants a puppy. There's nothing more exciting than your first pet, but it's a big responsibility too.

Fall in love with Sam and Ralph as they discover that special relationship between a child and a puppy. And learn everything you need to know about caring for a dog, from how to train a puppy to keeping your pet healthy and happy.

Look out for My First Kitten too!

  • Pub date: 29 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143506263
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Lisa Chimes

Dr Lisa Chimes has worked at SASH – the Small Animal Specialist Hospital – since 2008. She is well known across Australia as one of the vets on TEN's Bondi Vet. Lisa is an ambassador for The Animal Welfare League and has made appearances on Network Ten's Ready Steady Cook, The Project, The Circle and Ten Eyewitness News. Lisa lives in Rose Bay, Sydney, with her husband Brad, her son Hudson and her two dogs Nelson and Lucas.

Tina Burke

Tina Burke has written and illustrated six children's picture books, all first published by Penguin Books Australia, and subsequently published in the US, Canada, Korea, the UK, and translated into Hebrew, Spanish, and Korean. She has also illustrated chapter books, book covers, and various magazines for children including Highlight Magazine (US) and School Magazine (Australia).

She trained as an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studio in Sydney, Australia, and worked on a number of Disney films. She now lives in Toronto, Canada.


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