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Monster Pet! by Angela McAllister

Monster Pet!

by Angela McAllister, Charlotte Middleton (Illustrator)

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Boy gets a hamster for a pet but forgets to take care of him. Then he has a dream that he is the pet and the hamster is the owner and the hamster ignores him. After the dream he takes much better care of his hamster. ( )
  dangerlibearian | Jan 26, 2011 |
How to take care of a pet ( )
  Stephen_Ellis | Jul 1, 2008 |
ackson has always wanted a pet. A pet that's big and wild and exciting. Imagine, then, his disappointment when Dad brings home...a hamster. Jackson names his new pet 'Monster' in an attempt to turn his little bundle of fluff into the outrageous animal he really wants. He's frustrated that Monster won't fetch sticks or climb trees. In fact Jackson soon loses interest altogether in caring for his hamster until a surreal sequence of events shows him the error of his ways! Angela McAllister's funny cautionary tale is perfectly matched by Charlotte Middleton's witty illustrations. Together they deliver - with supreme lightness of touch - an important message about the responsibilities and rewards of owning a pet.
  antimuzak | Jan 9, 2008 |
very funny story!
  ht_storytime | Mar 20, 2006 |
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After asking for a big, wild, and exciting pet, Jackson receives a boring hamster and quickly forgets to care for it, with frightening results. Jackson has always wanted a pet. Something big and wild and exciting! Imagine his disappointment, then, when his dad brings home ... a hamster. Not giving up hope, Jackson names his little bundle of fluff Monster, and tries to teach him to be the outrageous pet he really wants. But when Monster won't fetch sticks or climb trees, Jackson loses interest in caring for him altogether. It takes a surreal taste of role reversal to show Jackson the error of his ways and the responsibilities of owning a pet. Complemented by Charlotte Middleton's edgy illustrations, Angela McAllister's monstrously funny story will have kids roaring with laughter!… (more)

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