Bob lives happily with Rex his dog in their neat home but there’s one thing wrong, they’re hard up. Time to get a job, thinks animal-lover Bob and pet-sitting is the perfect one. Bob advertises all over town.
Next day his first customer arrives bright and early: a golden-haired girl clutching a baby bear. Not quite what Bob had anticipated but business is business. Almost immediately, the “little poppet” is making his presence well and truly felt, ranting on about eaten porridge, a chair and a bed.
Pretty soon business is booming. Bob has taken in Jack’s goose (Jack paid with beans) and three “nice, quiet billy goats” that straightway start trip trapping trampling around the place. Three little pigs come next accompanied by an outsized “puppy” which huffs and puffs and completely demolishes Bob’s residence.
Totally exasperated, Bob decides enough is enough: he quits pet-sitting leaving himself jobless and homeless.
All he has left (apart from Rex) is that handful of beans. Now what use could they be? Enter Bob the gardener …
Children will delight in the multitude of fairy tale characters that invade Bob’s peaceful abode in this fast and furious read aloud entertainment, which is made all the more hilarious by Martin’s rumbustious scenes of pet-induced pandemonium.