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My Pet Book by Bob Staake

My Pet Book

by Bob Staake

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I loved this book for many reasons. The plot of this story was very well developed and clever. When the book first starts, the reader thinks that it will be about the typical pets that people have. As the story goes on, the boy decides to have a pet book that he loves so much. This story is funny and silly for young readers. The illustrations are another reason why I enjoy this book. On each page there are bright colors and crazy shapes that catch the readers eye. The pictures throughout the book help to tell the story and engage the reader. Lastly, I really enjoyed the main character that chose to have a pet book. This character shows young readers that reading books is a positive thing. Many young students will love the character because he is silly and somewhat relatable to them. ( )
  smurph33 | Oct 5, 2015 |
A boy and a most unusual pet. Goofy, whimsical fun. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
book is the pet; nice rhyme ( )
  melodyreads | Feb 17, 2015 |
The illustrations in this book are bright and crowded, depicting a little boy who wants an "easy" pet. His parents take him to a bookstore instead of a pet shop, and he finds a "frisky red hardcover" he proceeds to bring everywhere with him on a leash.

Only one spread is devoted to the joy and discovery of reading, and the appearance of a maid in the story made it seem set in an older time, but overall it was enjoyable, including the rhyme scheme. It reminded me somewhat of Knuffle Bunny (lost beloved object) and One Cool Friend (a little boy who's a bit different). ( )
  JennyArch | Nov 12, 2014 |
Read on July 16, 2014

I find rhyming books so much fun to read aloud. It's even better when the book is about a boy and his live for his pet book -- because not everyone is interested in or can have the furry kind of pet or a pet that poops or one you have to clean up after. However, even if it's just a pet book you have to be careful to not lose it. ( )
  melissarochelle | Sep 13, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385373120, Hardcover)

Award-winning author-illustrator Bob Staake has created a rollicking picture book about a boy and his most unusual pet!
Most pets are cats and dogs, but what happens when a boy wants a different kind of pet, one that doesn’t meow or bark? Bob Staake’s exuberant tale of a little boy and the pet of his dreams will appeal to anyone whose best friends are . . . books! Books make the perfect pets, the boy decides, and chooses a bright red one. When it goes missing, a lively adventure is in store for readers who love a happy ending. Soon kids everywhere will wish for a pet book of their very own.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:01 -0400)

A boy's search for the perfect pet leads him to the bookstore, where he finds a bright red book that becomes his best friend.

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