In the second story, The Wild Wests Go Fishing, Michaels off to the seaside with his cousins the Wild Wests. The first sign of trouble is when Grandadda West invites himself along at the last minute. But thats only the first of many surprises! Theres no pub for miles, and while everyone else is out on the sea with Uncle Leos mysterious friend the Benny the Canary, Grandadda puts Michaels puppy on a lead and heads into town in search of medicine. The problem is Auntie Rosie has hidden his wallet. After an exciting day of fishing, sea-sickness and whale spotting, the family are in for a big surprise when they stop off in town on their way home.
Joy Cowley is a well-known and much loved author of children's books, both in New Zealand and overseas. She lives at Fish Bay in the Marlborough Sounds. Her other books include The Wild West Gang, More of the Wild Wests, The Wild Wests and Pong Castle, The Wild Wests and the Haunted Fridge, and also Froghopper and Froghopper and the Paua Poachers.