Getting a Pet, Step by Step


Have you ever wanted to get a pet? Tag along with Maggie and her family as they go through the steps to get a dog. Grab the leash and pull tight! You're about to get a pet, step by step.

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Have you ever wanted to get a pet? Tag along with Maggie and her family as they go through the steps to get a dog. Grab the leash and pull tight! You're about to get a pet, step by step.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Debra Lampert-Rudman
Part of Capstone Press' "Step-by-Step Stories" series, Johnson's book teaches sequencing skills and supports math and science concepts such as ordering events. A perfect guide for the young reader who is interested in getting a pet, the book uses text and photographs to follow the journey to dog ownership taken Maggie and her family. The family researches "What Kind of Pet" in chapter one. Then, they engage in "Narrowing Down the Choices," "Finding a Pet," and "Preparing for a Pet." All of this is followed by a "Mixed Up Mess" quiz that reinforces the sequencing information presented earlier in the text. The nine-word glossary includes pertinent words such as animal shelter, foster home, and responsibility. The "Read More" and "Internet Sites" sections provide informative guides for further study about both pets and pet care. The only inconsistency in the book is that the family says it is looking for a Labrador Retriever, but the dog they actually adopt from a shelter is a mixed breed. Reviewer: Debra Lampert-Rudman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429660242
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Step-By-Step Stories Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Angelique Johnson grew up in the foothills of Colorado. She earned a degree in English from the University of Minnesota, Mankato, and has been writing nonfiction for children since 2009. Her books range from mythology to step-by-step tips on how to find the right pet, which she has two of (one dog, and one cat who likes to terrorize the dog). She now lives in south central Minnesota with her husband and two children (who terrorize one another).

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