Meet Bruno, a wildly inventive boy, and his new pet, Titch, a neurotic, slightly melodramatic guinea pig. Can they get past their differences? As the only guinea pig left in Mrs Pinkerley's pet shop, Titch is getting lonely and anxious. All he wants is his very own Big Person. Then one day fate collides - a boy named Bruno comes into the shop looking for the perfect pet...Their eyes meet, and - HOORAY! - Titch has a home at last! There's just one problem: Bruno loves to play and invent wild games and make big messes (and eat sticky pancakes). As for Titch, well, he prefers the quiet life - a nice nap, a plate of salad leaves. Will they find a way to make their friendship work, or will Titch end up back where he started, in the pet shop? Sheena Dempsey offers a contemporary and comical take on new pets and new friends. Perfect for pet-lovers (and especially guinea pig lovers) everywhere, this funny story of finding a home and a "person" to care for him is told from the guinea pig's humorous perspective. This is the second picture book from new author-illustrator, Sheena Dempsey.
Sheena Dempsey was born in Cork, Ireland, and studied fine art at the Dun Leoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology. She graduated from London's Kingston University with a MA in illustration in 2011. Her first picture book Bye-Bye Baby Brother! was described by the Observer as "A fantastic idea about how to explore sibling jealousy in a light, true and humorous way." She has also illustrated fiction title, The Powers: The Not-So-Super Superheroes. About Bruno and Titch Sheena says, "Be it terrapin, puppy or pot-bellied pig, choosing your own pet (or having it choose you) is the most wonderful thing of all." Sheena lives in London, SE26.