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My Pet Book

by Bob Staake

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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 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:34:00 -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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