the best pet ever

Summary:
A little girl keeps asking her mom for a pet, and she always gets the same response "we'll see." Every time mom says that, the little girl looks around to see what could be a pet. Unfortunately, each of her perfect pets - a glove, a balloon, a candy wrapper - don't say around very long. So what IS the perfect pet?
Educational Themes:
Yes, this is a story about wanting a pet, but it is also the story of a resourceful, imaginative little girl. She was pet potential in everything from a rock to a glove. For older listeners/readers it is a chance to illustrate communication and/or idioms. When mom says "we'll see," the little girl thought she meant "look around you."
Reading Level:
1.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read with and by a 9-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a book that you'll read over and over again. If you've got young listeners it is a book you can put back on the shelf and pull out when they're learning to read for themselves.
Little Kid Reaction
When we started, my daughter's refrain was "oh, mom, this is babyish." By the time we got to the search for pet #3, she took over the little girl's part and started reading. At the end it was "aw, this is cute."
Big Kid Reaction
This is a fun story that is fun to read with your child or have them read to/with you. The illustrations are fun and allow for decoding, but also independent humor (like bouncing on the stuffed chair). I can see why her initial reaction was that the story was young for her, but you can't ask much more than to have a book grab her and get her to read without saying a word. It is a perfect choice for partner reading, as it has very distinct parts and lots of repetition of early sight words.
Pros:

Humor, simple language, and fun illustrations combine in a great story for preschoolers and young elementary-aged students alike. It is perfect for reading to young audiences or sharing the load with a developing reader.

Cons:

None.


Title The Best Pet Ever
About
Author Victoria Roberts
Publisher Tiger Tales © 2010
Illustrators Deborah Allwright
ISBN 9781589250895
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Animal Characters, Family, Picture Book
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