The Best Pet of All
A little boy's mother won't let him have a dog. Dogs are too messy and too loud. But she says he can have a dragon for a pet - if he can find one. Enter the coolest - but naughtiest - pet ever. The dragon is messier and louder than any dog. And he will not leave. How will the boy ever get a dog now?
Let's take a survey...
Raise your hand if you have a pet at home.
How many have dogs?
How many have cats?
How many have fish?
How many have dragons? Nobody? Anybody think they would want a dragon for a pet?
In The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, we meet a young boy who wants a dog more than anything...
On Monday, I asked my mother if I could have a dog.
"A dog is a good pet," I said.
"No," she said. "Dogs are too MESSY."
“On Monday I asked my mother if I could have a dog.” Thus begins one boy’s quest to get his dream pet. But his mother refuses again and again. A dog is too messy or too loud. So the boy asks for a dragon. Mom says if he can find one, he can have one. After searching in the park, on the beach, even at the zoo, he finds the dragon in the drugstore, “wearing d...more
This one grabbed me from the cover illustration and kept me riveted all the way through.
This story had me chortling all the way through it. It’s a very funny story about a very roundabout way for a young boy to convince mom that a dog is the best pet of all.
My favorite scene had to be the spaghetti in the bathtub, and also the playing with but not putting away toys, but every page of text and its illustration were funny and beautifully moved along the story.
I loved almost everything about this book! The illustrations are absolutely wonderful; they have a retro '50s feel while also managing to be very hip (in one illustration, the mom appears to be doing yoga or something). The little boy is just so darn cute and earnest in his desire for a dog and is always dismissed; so, while I can't quite say I condone his methods for getting one, I must say I couldn't exactly blame him, either. The escapades with the pet dragon are a hoot! I'm sure thi...more
The illustrations are so cute and funny. This book had me smiling from page to page. I like how at the end it showed the dragon giving the boy a thumbs up showing that...more
The mom in this book is pretty stylin' for a kids picture book too.
Clever story with illustrations resembling 1960s sitcoms.