I Want a Pet

I Want a Pet

by Cathy Morrison
     
 

A little boy's search for the perfect pet leads to an unexprected find in this winning picture book! Follow along as a little boy searches at a zoo for what he believes should be the perfect pet, only to find that all along one was right with him! Ages 3-7  See more details below

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A little boy's search for the perfect pet leads to an unexprected find in this winning picture book! Follow along as a little boy searches at a zoo for what he believes should be the perfect pet, only to find that all along one was right with him! Ages 3-7

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Samantha Currier
What child does not want a pet to play with? Whether boy or girl, young or older, most children love to be with their furry friends. The reader follows one boy’s journey as he searches for the perfect pet throughout his entire house, after which he decides that the zoo is where his quest will take him. Although he searches near and far, high and low, he just cannot seem to find a pet that is just right for him. Little does he know, the perfect pet is actually right under his nose! Through colorful images depicting the view of a child and what he sees and thinks, the reader truly feels like he are searching right along with the little boy. Colorful, happy images of animals and the little boy flood the book, and readers who look closely at the pictures will begin to see that sometimes what they want most is actually just within their reach. Reviewer: Samantha Currier; Ages 5 to 8.
School Library Journal
PreS—A little boy wants a pet. He doesn't know how to get one so he takes off for the zoo with a wagon and a net. He goes through descriptive words such as "too high" (a giraffe), "too slow" (a turtle), etc., before noticing the puppy that has been following him all along. The text is full of rhyming words and bright, colorful illustrations. The simple text and sweet pictures make this a good read-aloud for a young audience.—Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH
Kirkus Reviews
How do you find the perfect pet? A boy wants a pet, but "[n]ot just any pet will do," and, naturally, to find an animal, one would go and visit…the zoo. Colorful illustrations with just the right amount of action show the boy, complete with wagon and net, arriving at the zoo to peruse the selection. He doesn't notice the very appealing pup who lingers in the background as he travels around and crosses animals off his mental list; the giraffe is "[t]oo high," the meerkats "[t]oo low," the cheetah "[t]oo fast," and the tortoise "[t]oo slow." The short, rhymed phrases continue through other animals, until the boy discovers just the pet he is searching for, right in front of his eyes. Will he bring the pup home? You bet! While the scenario is somewhat thin and forced--a toddler on his own in the zoo searching for a pet?--the story's gentle humor carries through, and the appealing pictures, familiar animals, predictable descriptions and satisfying ending will entertain young listeners just beginning to identify zoo animals and their characteristics. The easy-to-interpret interaction between text and illustrations combine with the rhyme to make this book work well for beginning readers as well as lapsitters. Good fun for very young animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-4)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589251137
Publisher:
Tiger Tales
Publication date:
09/28/2012
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
BR (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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