Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick's first non-fiction book for younger readers is full of amazing illustrations of bionic cats and dogs to hero hedgehogs and courageous chameleons!
Inspired by Noel’s memoirs of growing up on his family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, this book shows how his unique connection to animals began. From his beloved childhood sheepdog Pirate, who comforted him after he was bullied by kids at school to the cattle and sheep on the farm. This bond inspired him to become a vet and he has treated thousands of animals since, many of whom were thought to be beyond help. He goes into detail about some of the incredible stories of the brave animals he’s worked with, from Peanut, the world’s first cat with two front bionic limbs, to Betsy, the six-month-old cockapoo, who was given a new lease of life when her crushed paw was replaced with a skateboard wheel!
Emily Fox perfectly captures this unusual and inspiring menagerie with her wonderfully engaging illustrations of animals, giving this non-fiction title a unique charm that animal-lovers will delight in.
The Superpets (and Me!) by Noel Fitzpatrick is published by Wren & Rook.