Flick’s dog Benson is a very good boy. He waits for her at home and he never chases anything... or so Flick thinks. One day, when Flick leaves for school, Benson chases a cat into the back garden, over the fence and into the park, where he chases a squirrel. A ball catches his eye and he follows it into the pond – and then he runs, dripping wet, through the middle of a picnic lunch, stealing a sausage! The picnickers shout ‘GO HOME BENSON’, and he races back across town, hopping through the window to his house just as Flick arrives home from school. ‘Have you been a good boy, Benson? Did you stay?’ Only the reader really knows what Benson, the naughty dog, has been doing all day.
Thereza Rowe, a Brazilian illustrator and designer based in London, has an MA in Communication Design from Kingston University. She is the author of three books for children, Hearts (Toon Books), Mister Pip (Tate) and Sticker Shape Create (Ivy Press).