A young boy is determined to hunt down Peeve, the mysterious and mischievous pet his parents talk about so often. Although his parents' pet is apparently quite small, Peeve certainly causes a lot of trouble. Peeve leaves chocolate finger prints on the piano, toys all over the house, water on the bathroom floor, mud on the carpet, and crumbs on the couch. What kind of unusual pet is Peeve? And why do the boy's parents let such a wild pet live in their home? Both children and adults will relate to this humorous story, which will likely lead to a discussion about their own pet peeves.
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What's a pet peeve? According to Wikipedia a pet peeve or pet "hate" is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to themselves, to a greater degree than others may find it. This quirky, fun book gives a look inside the brain of a little boy who is trying to locate and relate to his parent's invisible pet...Pet Peeve. Throughout the story his parents try to expose this creature by pointing him out in the random toys scattered across the floor, the dirty cereal bowl left dripping on the kitchen table, the muddied carpet stains tracked through the living room and the chocolate finger prints blobbed on the piano keys....man this pet is everywhere and leaves a trail of destruction whoever he goes! The thing that doesn't compute in the little boy's mind is that his parents' pet always seems to follow HIM around. The phantom creature always shows up just after HE has been there. Strange?..odd?...weird? You bet. How can that possibly be? The little boy tries to draw a picture of what this evasive pet may look like to soothe his questioning mind. He tries to track him down by becoming a pet detective extraordniare. He really wants to find that pet and meet him because after all, they do have so many interests in common. But alas, it is not to be. That invisible, clever pet escapes his efforts every time. The deduction of the little boy is... until his parents get their pet, Peeve, under control he dare not ask for the dog he always wanted. Wise, logical thinking, Sherlock!
Really, really cute story. It's a funny idea...a child thinks his mom and dad are referring to an actual animal when they talk about having a pet peeve. Kids and their parents will enjoy reading. The artwork is really impressive too! A book that kids will want to read over and over.