From the moment Mr Pusskins spies the prize for Best-Looking Pet, he is smitten. He just has to get his paws on that trophy, and nothing, NOTHING is going to stand in his way . . . not even that mean, double-crossing poodle, Madame Fifi Fou-Fou.
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'Quite how Sam Lloyd manages to cram so many emotions and expressions into a single picture book is a welcome mystery, but when Mr Pusskins embarks upon a roller-coaster ride of pride, ambition, deception, injustice, reward and love. Phew! The ginger cat's fan base grows with every book and underneath the funny pictures and simple text is a tender reminder that though life might not always be fair, love will win the day.' -- Daily Mail 20091201
Mr Pusskins, Sam's first hilarious book for Orchard, won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Pre-School Book, was a New York Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Award and Sheffield Book Prize. She has also created the brilliant Whoops-a-Daisy World series of books for Orchard, which started with Doctor Miaow's Big Emergency and has quickly been followed by Chief Rhino to the Rescue. Sam has written and illustrated a number of novelty books including What Colour Are Your Knickers? for Gullane and Calm Down, Boris! for Templar which won the Richard and Judy award. Sam was also Highly Commended in Booktrust's Big Read Best New Illustrators. Sam lives in Brighton with her baby son.