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The Extraordinary Life of Pikelet - Calley Gibson

The Extraordinary Life of Pikelet

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Published: 1st May 2017
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Product Description

The memoirs of Australia’s premiere rescue dog and foster bro extraordinaire, Pikelet Butterwiggle Stoll.

All it took for a tiny, no-name pup from the pound was someone to believe in him – and save him from death row – and an internet sensation was born. With his extremely good looks and pawfect cheekbones, Pikelet now lives the charmed life in inner-city Sydney, a foster brother to an extraordinary number of other pooches and pups, as well as an unexpected pair of ducklings and one larger-than-life pig.

With his signature style and good humour, Pikelet shares the highs and lows of pet rescue and foster care, and will show you that a dog’s life is the only life, after all. Illustrated throughout with iconic photos from his social media as well as never-before-seen snapshots from Life of Pikelet HQ, Pikelet’s memoir is as unique as the dog himself.

‘Go grab yourself a cuppa, find a comfy spot on your couch and settle in. The story that I’m about to share with you is the very extraordinary life of me, Pikelet Butterwiggle Stoll.’

About the Author

Director of Padfoot Whiskers & Wings Pet Photography & dog mum to famous social media rescue pup, Pikelet, Calley spends her time photographing much loved & cherished family pets, from all over Sydney as well as volunteering her photographic skills to promote and bring awareness to animals in need of rescue & forever homes. Calley's background in photography was finessed during her years of commercial and artistic photography study at KVB Institute of Technology and later working as an art buyer and in print studios at some of Sydney's largest mainstream advertising agencies.

Over the past 10 years, Calley has continued to be a dedicated and passionate shelter volunteer, fund raiser, advocate and foster mum for a variety of dog and animal rescue organisations. She lives in Balmain with her husband and dog children Betty, Blanche, Pikelet and Patty Cakes. The Extraordinary Life of Pikelet is her first book.

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5.0

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    I follow this dog on Facebook and instagram and was so glad I bought this book. Not only does it help spread word of rescue it also helps them fund their wonderful work. It shows people that just because your rescue does not make you less worth. I just loved this book. And I am glad I also bought a copy for a gift

     
    5.0

    Beautiful story

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      I loved this book. Beautifully written. I laughed. I cried. A great message about animal adoption. 'Adopt don't shop'

       
      4.0

      i would buy this product again.

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        An easy to read true tale, laugh out loud funny and totally enjoyable.

         
        5.0

        Fabulous book.

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          I follow Life of Pikelet on Facebook and it's fabulous now to have a book

           
          5.0

          Best Book Ever !!! I have 3 copies now :-)

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          from Melbourne, Australia

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
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          • Needs more pages - never-ending pack of tim tams

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          If you follow Life of Pikelet on social media - you already love them. This behind-the-scenes glimpse at the images we've known and loved is enriching to the long-time follower, as well as engaging to the newly introduced. Calley "typed" it beautifully, capturing Pikelets story with all the heart that we've come to love. Like the coffee-table book - exceeded every expectation (and expectations were high).

           
          5.0

          Awesome read, a love of animals, and beautiful photography,

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          Fostering animals must be so hard, and I follow Pikelet in social media, but it gives more of an insight into the animals and a beautiful photobook of the timeline. I read it in 3 nights, could not put it down, despite knowing most of the goings on. Loved it!

           
          5.0

          Amazing advocate for Rescue Animals.

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            Loved it, made me laugh, cry and think.

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            ISBN: 9780143783237
            ISBN-10: 0143783238
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 240
            Published: 1st May 2017
            Publisher: Random House Australia
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 16.6  x 2.1
            Weight (kg): 0.54