I Want a Pet

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Frances Lincoln, 2000 - Animals - 24 pages
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"I quite fancy a pet - an African lion or an octopus or even a boa constrictor. The trouble is, Mum and Dad and Granny and Grandad all have objections to pets. Grandad says that sheep are forever following you around; Dad says wolves give him a headache; and Mum says she'll cancel tea-time if I mention bats in the wardrobe again. So I must try to find a pet that none of them will mind. What could I have?". Lauren Child's deliciously droll riddle of a text, accompanied by her own delightful and wacky illustrations, is sure to raise chuckles with grown-ups and children alike.

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User Review  - breksarah - LibraryThing

This book illustrates exactly what it's like when a child wants a pet and everyone has to agree on it. I would use this book for second grade and under. It is a great way to introduce to children the different types of pets and the responsibilities that go along with owning a pet. Read full review

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User Review  - gdesano - LibraryThing

This book is very educational. This would be of great use for those wanting to teach their little ones certain characteristics about a variety of animals of interest. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Lauren Child (born in 1965 in England) is an English author and illustrator. She is best known for writing the Charlie and Lola books and Clarice Bean novels. Her second book in this series, Clarice Bean Spells Trouble, was shortlisted for the 2005 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year. A number of spin off books are available based on the scripts of the TV shows, though these were not written or illustrated by Child. Charlie and Lola has been sold throughout the world, and has won many prizes, including BAFTAs in 2007 for Best children's Television Show and Best Script. Lauren Child lives in London.

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