Elsa wants a dog. Dad says that dogs are noisy, messy and expensive, and that you can't have a dog if you live in a big block of flats. But then Dad hasn't met Rod! Rod may be a dog, but he's very tidy. He likes modern art, bicycle rides and broccoli -- and he even remembers to flush the toilet. Perhaps Rod is just too good to be true ...A warm and original story about family life and imaginary friends, featuring stunning artwork with a retro charm that will appeal to all ages. This fresh and funny book from the award-winning author-illustrator of WOW! SAID THE OWL is now available as a paperback with a stylish bright new cover. The perfect book for any child who has ever wanted a pet -- and for any parent who has had to say no.