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  • Published: 20 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143307044
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $9.99

The Great Pet Plan: Juliet, Nearly a Vet (Book 1)




Books for children - new animal series for eight year olds to ten year olds by Rebecca Johnson, with gorgeous illustrations by local illustrator Kyla May.

Books for children – new animal series for eight year olds to ten year olds.

My best friend Chelsea and I love animals. I have a dog Curly and two guinea pigs, but we need more pets if I'm going to learn to be a vet. Today, we had the best idea ever . . . We're going to have a pet sleepover! Of course, there's no need to tell our parents about it. I mean, what could possibly go wrong with having a few extra pets to stay?

Look out for other books in the Juliet, Nearly a Vet series.

  • Pub date: 20 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143307044
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $9.99

About the Authors

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson is an award-winning Australian author, part-time primary school science teacher and mother of two. In 2015 she received the Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools. In 2010 Rebecca received the Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.

The 'Juliet' series won the Environmental Award for Children's literature in 2014 (Bush Baby Rescue) and 2017 (Rainforest Camp), been nominated for the CBCA younger readers section (2014 and 2015), and nominated for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (2014). This series will soon be published in Norwegian, Czech, Slovak and Portuguese.

Her best-selling series of page-turning adventures featuring Australian wildlife (Steve Parish Storybook Collection) has sold more than 3 million copies and will soon be published in Mandarin. Her Insect Series (published by Pascal Press) was Winner of the 2014 Whitley Commendation for Best Educational Series.

Kyla May

Kyla May is the creative director of a team of illustrators, writers, designers and producers under the banner Kyla May Productions. Kyla May Productions writes, develops and illustrates children's books including the original series 'Kyla May Miss. Behaves' which is currently being developed into a TV series. Kyla May has another original series due for release later this year and many more concepts in development. Kyla May has illustrated several other children's books including 'Star Girl' for Pan Macmillan and 'The Dog Rules' for Scholastic US for whom they are also illustrating a new children's series.


Praise for The Great Pet Plan: Juliet, Nearly a Vet (Book 1)

“I really love books which tap into those parts of young minds that like to dream of future careers. Most young girls I know at one stage or another want to either be a wildlife worker, animal rescuer or vet…and fortunately some young people grow up and realise these dreams! The ‘Juliet Nearly a Vet’ series is perfect for all animal loving, vet dreaming young readers and author Rebecca Johnson is an award winning Science teacher, so you can be assured that all animal information is pretty spot on. I am always happy knowing that someone with a bit of nous about them has written books which contain medical, Scientific or educational subjects. Juliet is 10 and the series is perfect for independent readers from 7 (although Pudstar has only really got into them now at 8) or they could be read alouds from about 6 for animal loving little ones. ‘Juliet Nearly a Vet’, of course, also fits rather beautifully with the push on girls in Science and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). But more than this, it’s just a darned great series; well written; nice mix of fact and fiction; strong female characters abound…and there is lots in the series with more to come…so reading is sorted for months!”

Megan Daley, Children's Books Daily


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