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Wanted: The Perfect Pet

by Fiona Roberton

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Can my review just be "Awwww..."?

This is a very cute story, about a boy who wants to find the perfect pet, and a lonely duck who just wants a friend. The illustrations are adorable, and I like that the story is told in a few chapters, so that kids who are still reading picture books can be introduced to the concept of chapters and multiple parts of a single story.
  sw502 | Aug 12, 2017 |
31 months - Cute. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Take one boy who is convinced that he needs a dog-- with waggy tail, floppy ears, soft wet nose, warm furry tongue, and the ability to learn fantastic new tricks-- and places an ad in the paper to secure said dog. Add one lonely, nameless duck who reads the article. The result is a quietly hilarious story about friendship in unexpected places. Wonderful text wonderful illustrations = a read-aloud that is sure to be a hit. ( )
  KimJD | Apr 8, 2013 |
Wanted: The Perfect Pet is the story of a boy who wants a dog and a duck who wants a friend. The boy decided a duck is perfect for him and the duck is able to be himself. They are able to be great friends in the end due to a little effort from both sides. ( )
  mdgilmor | Nov 19, 2012 |
Simple illustrations, but excellent details. The boy wants a dog so badly that he puts an ad in the paper for his perfect pet. Duck, who is lonely, reads the ad and decides he can pretend to be a dog, which doesn't go so well at first but works out for both of them in the end! ( )
  agrudzien | Aug 6, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399254617, Hardcover)

Henry wants a dog more than anything in the world?more than a cowboy costume, even more than an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. So he puts an ad in the newspaper to find the perfect pet.

Far away, a lonely duck who desperately wants a friend reads the ad. He has the clever idea to disguise himself as a dog and apply for the job of Henry?s best friend. But his cover is quickly blown when he isn?t very good at catching balls and his floppy ears and tail fall off. Henry is disappointed for a moment, until he thinks of all the amazing things this duck CAN do, and realizes he?s found the perfect pet after all.

Fiona Roberton?s irresistible illustrations and utterly charming characters will win the hearts of readers of all ages.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:33 -0400)

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A boy who desperately wants a pet dog ends up with a duck instead.

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0670073563, 0143505394

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