Title: A Pet for Mrs Arbuckle
Author: Gwenda Smyth
Illustrator: Ann James
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Ltd
Remarks: 4th printing; c.1996
Book Condition: Very Good/Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "Mrs Emmeline Arbuckle needed a pet. She needed a pet to look after and talk to. Mrs Arbuckle told the gingernut cat from down the street. ‘Well, of course,’ said the gingernut cat. ‘You must advertise’. So she did. And soon afterwards Mrs Arbuckle set off to interview some most unusual applicants…"
Gently humorous, colourful double-spread illustrations throughout.
Glazed pictorial covers are slightly creased near the spine. Original price sticker for $9.95 affixed to front – in line with publisher's recommended price printed on rear – alongside another sticker for the Australian Postal Corporation's long-defunct Bookabout reading scheme (which would date this particular copy to c.1996). Apart from a closed tear to the edge of one of the pages, the book is in excellent internal condition
Measures 22.5 cm × 16.5 cm (9″ × 6.5″). 8vo. Unpaginated.