When I’m sitting with my dog, Digger.
James splits his life between his mum’s and his dad’s houses. It’s far from perfect. Especially now Dad doesn’t have time for bike rides with him any more and Mum’s always with her new boyfriend. The constant is Digger, his dog and best friend. He’s the glue that holds the two halves of James’s life together.
So when James finds a lump on Digger’s leg, everything changes. Digger is the one he can talk to about anything. But when it’s Digger he needs to talk about, where can he turn?
A touching story about family, friendship and finding your voice, for readers of Jacqueline Wilson, Lisa Thompson and I, COSMO.
“A wonderful tale, told with heart, hope and a shiny wet nose.” – Gill Lewis, author of SWAN SONG
“A really special book.” – Hilary McKay, author of THE SKYLARKS' WAR
“A story full of humanity.” – Cath Howe, author of ELLA ON THE OUTSIDE
“A wonderful tale, told with heart, hope and a shiny wet nose.” – Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk
“A really special book.” – Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks’ War
“A story full of humanity.” – Cath Howe, author of Ella on the Outside
“Funny, touching, and deeply true, it's a story about the 'red thread' that binds a family together through illness and change, and the love of a dog.” – Sinead O’Hart, author of The Eye of the North
“A simply perfect book about a boy and his dog navigating a painfully well observed imperfect situation… Funny and warm and ultimately leaves a glow.” – Perdita Cargill, author of Waiting for Callback
“Heartbreakingly brilliant! Warm, funny, sad, tender, with poetry that punches your heart.” – Tamsin Winter, author of Being Miss Nobody
“A gorgeous uplifting story about dogs, step-families and how they come in all shapes and sizes and the difference a great teacher can make.” – Rhian Ivory, author of The Boy Who Drew the Future
“I loved this book! It plucked at my heart strings and made me cry.” – Lou Abercrombie, author of Fig Swims the World
“The story of a young boy who navigates his way through the tricky territory of family changes and new relationships with his beloved pet dog. A masterpiece in observation. Tender, humorous, important.” – Rachel Delahaye, author of Mort the Meek and the Ravens’ Revenge
“A truly lovely book. My heart is thoroughly warmed!” – Sharon Gosling, author of The House of Hidden Wonders