Return of the Pests Book 2 by Emer Stamp

Return of the Pests Book 2 by Emer Stamp  (Author)


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hodder Children’s Books (5 Aug. 2021)

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1444949640

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1444949643

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 7 – 9 years.


Watch out – the PESTS are BACK and they’re hairier and scarier than ever! The second book in the new laugh-out-loud series from Emer Stamp, award-winning creator of the bestselling DIARY OF PIG series. With amazing GLOW IN THE DARK cover.

Stix is the tiny but heroic mouse that could be living behind YOUR washing machine. You wouldn’t know it though, because Stix knows how to stay hidden. That’s because Stix goes to P.E.S.T.S. – the Peewit Educatorium for Terrible Scoundrels – a school for pests in the basement of Peewit Mansions where Stix lives. At P.E.S.T.S. they teach you how to run around causing mischief without those pesky humans ever knowing you’re there. But now Peewit Mansions has a new landlord, the evil Colin Royale and his pet pooch The Duchess, and he wants everyone out – pests included. Stix and his friends are going to have to scare them away if they want to save their home and school. Sounds like a job for the PESTS …

‘Riotously funny, with enough expressive drawings and poo jokes to delight Pig fans as well as new readers’ – Guardian


Award-winning author Emer Stamp grew up on a sheep farm in Devon. Her first dream was to be a vet, but she was rubbish at science. Her second was to design record covers, but the medium became obsolete. Finally, she moved to London and alighted on a career in advertising. Here she found global success, creating famous commercials for the likes of: John Lewis, Volkswagen, Cadburys and Harvey Nichols.

In 2015 she left the advertising industry to become a full-time author and illustrator.

Her first book The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig was a best-seller. It was followed up by The Super Amazing Adventures of Pig, The Seriously Extraordinary Diary of Pig and The Big, Fat, Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig.

In 2018 The Big, Fat, Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig was voted the funniest book for 6-8 year olds by the Lollies (Laugh Out-Loud Book Awards).

Emer’s first picture book Daddy Fartypants was published in 2019. It has been given over 350 5-star reviews on Amazon.

The first book of her new series, P.E.S.T.S. – about a school for naughty creatures, was published in April 2020 to great critical acclaim. The second in this hilarious series will be released in April 2021.

To find out more about Emer and her books visit

To find out more about Pig visit

To find out more about PESTS visit

And do check out Emer doing all sorts of interesting and silly things check out her YouTube channel – The World Of Emer Stamp.