Emma's Strange Pet (I Can Read Book Series)

Emma's Strange Pet (I Can Read Book Series)

by Jean Little, Jennifer Plecas
     
 

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Pet wanted

Max wants a furry pet. Emma wants a pet too, but she's allergic to animals with fur. When Emma finds the perfect animal, will Max like his sister's strange pet?

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Pet wanted

Max wants a furry pet. Emma wants a pet too, but she's allergic to animals with fur. When Emma finds the perfect animal, will Max like his sister's strange pet?

Editorial Reviews

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“The pet topic is a natural, and Little manages both easygoing charm and conveyance of authentic sibling irritation.”
Chicago Tribune
“Children’s emotional interactions with their pets and siblings are deftly handled, as are the issues of family membership and adoption.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The pet topic is a natural, and Little manages both easygoing charm and conveyance of authentic sibling irritation."
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
“The pet topic is a natural, and Little manages both easygoing charm and conveyance of authentic sibling irritation.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“The pet topic is a natural, and Little manages both easygoing charm and conveyance of authentic sibling irritation.”
Children's Literature
Max really wants a pet and he particularly wants a dog. Unfortunately Max's sister Emma is allergic to long haired animals so dogs, cats, rabbits and the like are not possible pets. Max is really disappointed, but his sister Emma surprises him when she says that she would like a pet for her birthday�a pet that will not trigger her allergies. Off the family goes to the pet store where Emma falls for an anole�a bright green lizard with a slender body and a fat tail. They eat live insect which the kids need to feed him�that part might gross out a few parents. Max finally is charmed by the pet they have named Stranger and gives up his quest for a furry one, but he goes a bit too far when he takes Stranger into his room. Peace is finally made between brother and sister and she even urges their Dad to buy another anole for Max and to provide company for Stranger. It is toward the end of the story that we learn that Max was himself once a stranger, but now is happily ensconced with his adoptive family. Part of the "An I Can Read Book" series. 2003, HarperCollins, Ages 4 to 8.
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Four-year-old Max wants a dog but his sister's allergies limit family pets to the furless variety. When Emma selects a lizard as a birthday gift, the boy proves he's responsible enough to own one, too. Simple line-and-watercolor illustrations portray realistic sibling interactions with sincerity. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064442596
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/26/2004
Series:
I Can Read Book 3 Series
Edition description:
Level 3
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
407,318
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jean Little is the author of more than twenty-five books for children. In addition to Emma's Magic Winter, her first I Can Read Book, Ms. Little's works include the novels Lost and Found, Different Dragons, From Anna and Hey World, Here I Am, illustrated by Sue Truesdell. Jean Little has always been interested in adoption, and she had a first-hand experience with it when her sister adopted two children several years ago. The family has nine pets, the most recent addition being Henry Higgins, a talking African gray parrot. Although Jean Little was born with scarred corneas that severely impair her vision, she has always loved to read and to write. She writes with a voice-activated computer and travels widely with her Seeing Eye dog, Pippa. Ms. Little lives in Ontario, Canada.

Jennifer Plecas's illustrations appear in many popular books for children, including Wrapping Paper Romp, a Growing Tree book by Patricia Hubbell, and Rattlebone Rock by Sylvia Andrews, as well as the ALA Notable Book the Outside Dog, an I Can Read Book by Charlotte Pomerantz. Ms. Plecas lives in Blue Springs, Missouri.

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