The Blurb

Illustrated by Julia Christians

The Reviews

Shrewsbury Bookfest Big Book Award 2020 - WINNER

Inspire ELS InspiREAD Book Award 2020: Longer Novel - WINNER

Stockport Children's Book Award 2020 - WINNER

Coventry Inspiration Book Award 2021 (Hooked on Books)  - WINNER

Salford Children's Book Award 2021 - Shortlisted

Spellbinding Cumbria Primary School Book Award - Shortlisted

Toot Hill School Road to 10 Booking Street - WINNER

Gizmo has been my best friend since the day I was born - he's always been around. But now they're telling me he might not always be around which completely sucks. I'm determined that me and Gizmo will have lots more fun and adventures before he goes - I mean, he loves parties, deserves pampering, and needs a break by the seaside. And as for that old saying about how you can't teach an old dog new tricks - it's true, you really can't! Gizmo's bucket list is up and running - unlike Gizmo who is totally lazy and demanding to be carried . . . All the laugh-out-loud humour you'd expect from a Ben Davis book but with added heart and poignancy . . . and a four-legged character you'll fall in love with!

The Videos

"An emotional, but highly recommended read." - The Bookbag

"Simultaneously hilarious and heart-breaking this hugely empathetic tale also gently tackles mental health, divorce, bullying and friendship." - LoveReading4Kids

"Full of laugh out loud moments, this book is a must read for children and adults alike." - ReadingZone

"Hilarious and utterly heartbreaking, this title perfectly captures the joy of pet ownership as well as deftly addressing issues of mental health and divorce. Great stuff." - Peters (Book of the Week)

"A heartfelt and touching book about friendships and families with a mystery at its heart, and a bucketful of humour." - Minerva Reads

"Humorous, heartwarming with a massive thump of an ending that'll definitely leave you with a few tears in your eyes." - ReaditDaddy (Chapter Book of the Week)

"A truly unforgettable story." - BooksForTopics

"It is an emotional read but one that I couldn’t put down and highly recommend, whether you have a dog or not. I can guarantee you will love George and Gizmo from the very first chapter." - Just Imagine

"A lot of fun, excitement and laugh-out-loud moments." - BookTrust

"Laughter, fun, tears and a brilliant adventure." - Waterstones Exeter High St bookseller review