I Want a Pet


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

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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

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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: 9/28/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 845,980
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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