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Preview — Birthday Pet, The by Ellen Javernick
Birthday Pet, The
"It was Danny s Birthday and his folks said he could get any kind of animal he wanted for a pet. Danny thought it over before he went to bed. All I really want is a turtle, he said." But instead, his family gets him a dog, a kitten, a rat, and a bird. Danny shakes his head after each gift is offered until he finally receives the present he s wished for all along. Accompany...more
I was afraid this book was going to say it was okay to keep getting pets and returning them. I am glad to see that the family kept all the pets.
It's a terrific story to read aloud, with a suspenseful rhyme that alludes to the next pet. Our girls happily finished the rhyme for me as we read it aloud and I can imagine that this would work well for a storytime with a larger group, too. The illustr ...more
Illustrations are humorous.
This would be a good book for storytime. Large illustrations and a good story.