Trixie's hilarious diary, written by acclaimed children's writer, Ros Asquith, tells of her plans to be a world famous trumpet player, horse rider and first child president of the world. She is also determined to teach animals to read! But when her beloved puppy is sick, everything changes. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: A humorous recount. A hilarious diary for her pet dog on pages 54-55 allow children to further explore the diary format, while reviewing the book from another perspective. Curriculum links: Citizenship: Animals and us. Developing our school grounds. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.