The Smug Pug by Anna Wilson
Macmillan Children's Books ISBN 9781447200758
Welcome to Crumbly-under-Edge! Pippa Peppercorn hates the idea of going back to school after the holidays but it is not as bad as she thinks because there is an intriguing new girl at school called Tallulah with an equally intriguing dog, Smug. But when Pippa tells Dash the dachshund at Mrs Fudge's salon Chop 'n' Chat how amazing her new friends are, he is less than impressed. This is a laugh-out-loud story that is packed full of action and fun. The delightfully wacky characters will amuse boys and girls alike.