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The funny, touching story of an unlikely friendship from master storyteller Colin Thompson

George lives with his grandmother and a big empty space where his mother and father should be.

One Friday on his way home from school, George visits the animal shelter. There, in the very last cage, is Jeremy, a sad dog who looks as lost and lonely as George feels.

When Jeremy comes home to live with George and his granny, their whole lives change, and they learn that when it comes to love, it's quality not quantity that counts . . .


Honour Book in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards - Picture Book

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    April 1, 2009

    Random House Australia Children's

    32 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    March 28, 2012

    Random House Australia

    32 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
    Younger Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    Honour Award
    Picture Book

Also by Colin Thompson

Watch This Space 2: In the Pink
Watch This Space 1: Out to Launch
Floods 13: The Royal Family
Floods 12: Bewitched
The Amazing Illustrated Floodsopedia
The Second Forever
Floods 11: Disasterchef
The Dragons 3: Mordred
Pictures of Home
Floods 10: Lost
The Dragons 2: Excalibur
Wild Stories
Free To A Good Home
The Last Alchemist
Floods 9: Who Wants To Be A Billionaire
The Floods Family Files
The Dragons 1: Camelot
Floods 8: Better Homes And Gardens
Floods 7: Top Gear
Floods 6: The Great Outdoors
Floods 5: Prime Suspect
Looking For Atlantis


Where The Wild Things Are
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
One Very Tired Wombat
Too Many Elephants in this House
The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
Why I Love Footy
Where Is The Very Hungry Caterpillar?
LGB Scuffy The Tugboat And His Adventures Down The River
Koala Lou
LGB The Poky Little Puppy
Peppa Pig: Bounce and Play: Sticker Activity Book
LGB I'm A T. Rex!
Lgb The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
LGB The Little Red Hen
Lgb My First Counting Book
Lgb The Fire Engine Book
Lgb The Hug Book
LGB The Fuzzy Duckling