The Best Pet of All

The Best Pet of All

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This boy-wants-dog story with a twist is both snappy and endearing. The little boy's mother won't let him have a dog. Dogs are too messy and too loud. But she says he can have a dragon for a pet&150if he can find one. Enter the coolest&150but naughtiest&150pet ever. The dragon is messier and louder than any dog. And he will not leave. How will the boy ever get a dog now?

Wry, stylish illustrations with an appealing retro look perfectly complement the spare, witty text. A comical, engaging story for anyone who's ever wanted a pet!

Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2004.
ISBN: 9780525471295
Branch Call Number: E LAR
Characteristics: [32] pages : illustrated
Additional Contributors: Wakiyama, Hanako - Illustrator


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May 19, 2016

This kiddo’s mom probably thought she was pretty clever, shutting down the constant requests for a pet by saying a pet dragon would be fine… if the kid could find one. Then he did. And it turns out dragons are terrible pets! Or are they? Loved this tale of an ingenious kid getting what he wants. (And Mama realizes it’s actually just fine.) The art is a modern homage to old-school picture book style, as if it’s set in the 50s, very cute.

KCLS_Gerry Oct 27, 2014

I think every child wants a pet at some point in time and for some reason, Moms are not always as excited about the idea.
This story helps Moms see that there are good pets and not so good pets!

amberdawn1 Nov 26, 2011

A great book that showcases what we all suspect: out children secretly plot against us! So fun and quirky!

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