Author(s): Elizabeth Fensham
My Dog Gets a Job picks up where the very successful My Dog Doesn't Like Me left off. At almost ten years of age, Eric is now the responsible owner of his dog Ugly. But when Ugly is involved in a series of mishaps including the theft of a roast chook and a bedroom decorated with duck poo, it is clear Eric needs to do something to keep his dog out of trouble. Luckily, Eric knows exactly how to solve the problem a Ugly needs a job. But how can Eric find a job for a dog, even if his dog is a genius? Humorous and engaging, My Dog Gets a Job will appeal to pet lovers of all ages.
Elizabeth Fensham's first novel, Helicopter Man, won the 2006 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers. It was followed by her young adult novels Miss McAllister's Ghost, a 2009 CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers, Goodbye Jamie Boyd, shortlisted for the 2009 Bologna Book Fair's White Ravens Award, and The Invisible Hero, winner of the 2012 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award and listed as an IBBY Book. Elizabeth's younger reader novels include Matty Forever, shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers, and the companions, Bill Rules, shortlisted for the 2011 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and Matty and Bill for Keeps. The first of the My Dog series, My Dog Doesn't Like Me, was published in 2014. Elizabeth lives in Victoria's Dandenong Ranges.