Maisie's head is full of animal facts! She desperately wants a pet of her own, but Mum says their flat is too small. Luckily a packet of animal crackers is about to grant Maisie's wish. But as a whole zoo-full of animals come to stay there are some unexpected results. (Well... Mum expected them.) This exciting debut mixes fantasy and wish fulfilment with the reality of modern children's lives.