Kevin Rudd writes children's book

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Melbourne, Jan 3 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has penned a children's book which follows the adventure of his pet dog and cat.

Described by his staff as "more secretive than the Budget", the adventure story for charity will be published this month.

The book titled Jasper and Abby and the Great Australia Day Kerfuffle follows dog Abby and cat Jasper in an adventure in the grounds of Kirribilli House.

It has been co-authored former Play School presenter and actor Rhys Muldoon.

"I've worked on the text with Rhys and we've both interviewed the cat and the dog. They have been very co-operative in their responses but, for most of the time, have gone off the record," News.com.au quoted Rudd as telling Sunday Telegraph.

"It has not been the most demanding text I have worked on."

The PM is the second Rudd to enter the publishing industry, joining his daughter Jessica, who has a book deal for a novel currently being written.

"I decided I wanted to beat her into print," Rudd said with Abby the dog at his feet on the patio at Kirribilli House.

"I've know Rhys for some years and he's met the animals before, so its good to put a more human face on them," he added. (ANI)

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