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What Pet to Get? by Emma Dodd

What Pet to Get?

by Emma Dodd

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This book is about a little boy named Jack who suggests to his mom that they should get a pet. Throughout the story he suggests all sorts of different zoo animals like polar bears, lions, buffalos, sharks etc. and then his mom politely tells him why those animals would not make good pets. After she finally says that he should pick a less exotic pet, he finally chooses to get a dog. In the end you see Jack very excited with his new puppy.
  laurenmaune | Sep 15, 2015 |
Another classic from Emma Dodd! Perfect for storytime. ( )
  NurseryVersery | Mar 21, 2014 |
Funny book with big, clear illustrations -- great for storytime. Conversation between mom and child about what pet they should get :-) ( )
  rfewell | Jan 27, 2009 |
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"Let's get a pet," said Jack one day.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545035708, Hardcover)

A common kid question leads to uncommon results in this terrifically charming picture book!

Jack's mother says he can choose a pet . . . but what pet to get? An elephant? (So difficult to take on vacation.) A polar bear? (It wouldn’t like the central heating.) What about a Tyrannosaurus Rex? (Unfortunately, it’s been extinct for 65 million years.) The gatefold on the last page reveals Jack’s final choice, and a big surprise -- literally!

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Jack's mother agrees that he may have a pet, but when he suggests everything from an elephant to a tyrranosaurus rex, she must explain why each would be less than ideal.

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