Blake is a loveable mongrel just trying to lead a happy life; he loves his owner, fiercely defends his territory against interlopers, does his best to avoid the frequently threatened neutering and spends a lot of his time either scooting across the carpet or chasing local tail. This work is suitable for a wide range of readers and dog lovers.
Martin Howard produces laugh-out-loud books for both children and adults. For children he has written How to Cook Children: A Grisly Recipe Book (Pavilion 2008), the Witches at War! trilogy (Pavilion), and Germs: An Epic Tale on a Tiny Scale (Pavilion 2010) for younger children. His work for adults includes the popular Bad Dog's Diary series (Portico) and One Grump or Two, under the pseudonym Arthur Grump (Portico 2008). Martin lives in the south of France with his wife and three children.
"How Blake leaps all hurdles to become Top Dog will have you laughing all the way to the dog's home." Daily Express, Friday 7th December