Jacob O'Reilly Wants a Pet

by Lynne Rickards

Barron's Educational Series | August 17, 2012 | Hardcover

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Little Jacob O''Reilly''s desire for a pet, and what he does about it, is a delightfully funny story told in verse and complemented with wonderful whimsical illustrations on every page.

He asked for a dog but Dad didn''t want fleas.
He tried for a cat but the fur made Mom sneeze.

Young readers will giggle as they turn this book''s pages and see the many different animals that Jacob O''Reilly is willing to adopt. If he can''t have a dog or a cat, he''d be happy to settle for gerbils, or hamsters, or mice, or even an iguana--but Mom and Dad don''t agree. Jacob''s imagination runs wild when he visualizes himself as the owner of a giant emu--or a walrus. But the fun really starts when Mom and Dad allow Jacob to start up his own pet-sitting business. Suddenly, he has more pets than he can handle! Finally, at story''s end, Jacob finds an unusual little pet that is all his own. Here''s a laugh-filled tale for reading aloud to toddlers, or for early graders to enjoy reading by themselves. Color illustrations on every page.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.5 × 10.25 × 0.43 in

Published: August 17, 2012

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764163116

ISBN - 13: 9780764163111

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Jacob O'Reilly Wants a Pet

by Lynne Rickards

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.5 × 10.25 × 0.43 in

Published: August 17, 2012

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764163116

ISBN - 13: 9780764163111

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Little Jacob O''Reilly''s desire for a pet, and what he does about it, is a delightfully funny story told in verse and complemented with wonderful whimsical illustrations on every page.

He asked for a dog but Dad didn''t want fleas.
He tried for a cat but the fur made Mom sneeze.

Young readers will giggle as they turn this book''s pages and see the many different animals that Jacob O''Reilly is willing to adopt. If he can''t have a dog or a cat, he''d be happy to settle for gerbils, or hamsters, or mice, or even an iguana--but Mom and Dad don''t agree. Jacob''s imagination runs wild when he visualizes himself as the owner of a giant emu--or a walrus. But the fun really starts when Mom and Dad allow Jacob to start up his own pet-sitting business. Suddenly, he has more pets than he can handle! Finally, at story''s end, Jacob finds an unusual little pet that is all his own. Here''s a laugh-filled tale for reading aloud to toddlers, or for early graders to enjoy reading by themselves. Color illustrations on every page.

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(back cover)
Jacob O''Reilly wants a Pet,
but cats make Mom sneeze
and Dad is convinced dogs have fleas.

How many times does he have to ask before they finally give in?

A perfect book for pet lovers everywhere.

(front flap)
Jacob O''Reilly''s desire for a pet, and what he does about it, makes for a delightfully funny story told in verse and complemented with wonderfully whimsical illustrations. If he can''t have a dog or a cat, he''d be happy to settle for a gerbil, hamster, mouse, or even an iguana--but Mom and Dad don''t agree. Jacob''s imagination runs wild when he visualizes himself as the owner of a giant emu . . . or a walrus. Then the fun really begins when Mom and Dad decide to let him start up his own pet-sitting business. Suddenly, he''s dealing with more pets than he can handle!

(back flap)
The Author:
Lynne Rickards
was born in Canada but lives today in Scotland. She began writing children''s books after years of telling stories to her own growing children. Many of the kids in her stories were inspired by her children''s activities and interests.

The Illustrator:
Lee Wildish
has illustrated many books for the juvenile and young adult market, including Mom and Dad Glue, which is also published in North America by Barron''s.

Appropriate for ages: 4

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