Pickles the dog and his owner Elsie love football more than anything. And they've just heard the most amazing news. The World Cup is coming home to England and Elsie's team have a chance to play in a half-time match at Wembley - with some help from Pickles, of course!
But life off the pitch is tough, even when Dad works hard to provide what they need. It's their team of three against the world and right now it feels like they're losing. So when disaster strikes and Elsie's dreams of playing at Wembley are shattered, it's up to Pickles to save the world (cup) ...
Phil Earle's first job was as a care worker in a children's home. Phil then chose the more sedate lifestyle of a bookseller, and now works in children's publishing - when he's not writing his own children's books. These include Being Billy and Heroic for teens, and Demolition Dad and Bubble Wrap Boy for younger readers, all of which have received critical acMore about Phil Earle
Jennifer Gray lives in London and Scotland with her husband, four children and friendly but enigmatic cat, Henry. She has written the Atticus Claw series, the Chicken Mission series and the Guinea Pigs Online series, co-written with Amanda Swift. The first book in the Atticus series, Atticus Claw Breaks the Law, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children'sMore about Elisa Paganelli