The Perfect Pet

Paperback | January 27, 2009

byMargie Palatini

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A funny book to share with kids who really, really, REALLY want a pet!

Elizabeth really wants a pet. She’d like a horse, a dog, a cat, or even a turtle. But her parents do not want a pet. Instead they give her a cactus. Even though Elizabeth's new plant proves to be a good listener, Elizabeth still really wants a pet.

While Elizabeth campaigns to find the right pet, her family imagines some hair-raising possibilities, until Doug comes along. Doug is, without a doubt, the most unusual, perfect pet of all. Doug is a bug! He’s not big like a horse or loud like a dog. He doesn’t scratch, or shed, or jump on furniture. And he hardly eats a thing.

Margie Palatini and Bruce Whatley have created a hiarious picture book that handles a topic every parent and child will relate to—choosing that perfect pet.

 

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A funny book to share with kids who really, really, REALLY want a pet!Elizabeth really wants a pet. She’d like a horse, a dog, a cat, or even a turtle. But her parents do not want a pet. Instead they give her a cactus. Even though Elizabeth's new plant proves to be a good listener, Elizabeth still really wants a pet.While Elizabeth cam...

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Elizabeth really, really, wants a pet. But her parents do not. Instead they give her a cactus. Even though Elizabeth's new plant proves to be a good listener, Elizabeth still really wants a pet. When Elizabeth campaigns to find the right pet, her family imagines some hair-raising possibilities, until Doug comes along—who is, without a ...

Margie Palatini is the author of many outrageously funny books for children, includingPiggie Pie!, illustrated by Howard Fine;Moosetache, Mooseltoe, and the Bad Boys series, all illustrated by Henry Cole;The Cheese, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher;No Biting, Louise, illustrated by Matthew Reinhart; andGorgonzola, illustrat...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 10 × 0.68 inPublished:January 27, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060001100

ISBN - 13:9780060001100

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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"Great for reading aloud; children will delight in Elizabeth's resourcefulness and persistence." (ALA Booklist)