Reviewed by Debbie Tasker
Keeping pets is a lovely idea. When building a family, they complement the kids. But what happens when things get out of hand?
For writer and house husband, Matt Whyman, it`s a case of catastrophe management in coping with four children and all the ill-advised animals amassed by his career wife, Emma.
Just as Matt gets to grips with managing her two maxed out minipigs, she falls for a miniature Dachshund – the kind of dog he wouldn`t be seen dead with.
Hercules isn`t big or clever, but Emma is determined. She`ll do everything, she promises…
The house is already bursting at the seams when Emma decides to add a new addition to the family. Hercules the sausage dog! Poor househusband Matt is already just about coping with the kids – Lou, May, Honey and Frank alongside the mini pigs Butch and Roxi, and Canadian shepherd Sesi. So mayhem commences as Hercules joins the clan.
A fabulous read, especially for parents, and animal lovers, hilarious at times, and full of irony. I found myself not wanting to put it down.
I really enjoyed this book, and will be recommending it to my friends and family. Matt has numerous other books including Pig in the Middle, which I intend to read next.
RRP: £18.99 (Hardback) / £9.99 (Paperback) / £0.99 (Kindle)
Available to buy from Amazon here.