Author(s): Claire Saxby

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A lively and entertaining picture book about a scruffy but lovable pet dog with an aversion to grooming


Our dog is not a clean dog,

a shiny or a fluffy dog.
Our dog is a seadog . . .


Seadog loves to chase birds and find and roll around in fish but doesn't like to take baths. But even this dog knows the importance of getting clean and will stay still until he's all cleaned up. Full of humor and warmth, this book is written in an easy verse style making it great for reading aloud. Not since Harry the Dirty Dog has there been such a lovable puppy with such an aversion to grooming.


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Claire Saxby writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children. She has nearly forty books in print with more in production. Her poetry appears in magazines, anthologies, on train walls and in museum resources. Claire has been writing for children for about 15 years. Before that, she was a podiatrist, and worked in community health. She has been inspired by her own children, memories of childhood and by the children around her. Claire lives in Melbourne with her husband, three very tall sons and a dog that often pretends to be a cat. Tom Jellett is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. Tom has illustrated a number of bestselling books for children. He has also been an editorial illustrator for News Limited, working on The Australian, The Weekend Australian and The Daily Telegraph. Tom's work has also appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Week and Medical Observer.

General Fields

  • : 9781742756516
  • : Random House Australia
  • : Children's
  • : 0.136
  • : March 2014
  • : 229mm X 229mm X 3mm
  • : Australia
  • : February 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Claire Saxby
  • : Paperback
  • : Mar-14
  • : Tom Jellett
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 32
  • : colour illustrations