Wanted: 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
It shows a good example of descriptive writing and has great images to match! The book is broken into 2 chapters. Chapter one can be used for descriptive writing. The children can design a poster advertising for the 'perfect dog.' Thinking about what words they would ...more
Why I picked it up: We had the pre-school come to the library this morning and I needed some crowd pleasers... there was a large crowd.
Why I finished it: The kids loved and it was fun to balance this good duck with the bad duck in That Is Not a Good Idea!. ...more
I agree with another reviewer that the "Indian headdress" mention was dated, offensive, and unnecessary--the feathers are much better used for tickling sisters--so I docked it a star for that. Different cultural sensitivities in different countries, I guess. It's great that reviewers here can point this ou ...more
Across town there is duck. He lives alone. Nobody ever calls, emails, or writes. He plays alone, reads alone, and does everything all by himself everyday:(. But ...more
It’s funny. It has some great lines in it – “Woof” said the duck. The drawings are also funny. Seeing the duck’s house stuck high on a hill is funny the way it is drawn. And all the pictures use clean lines just like on the cover, and are all in colour although a limited ...more
7/9/14: I used as the opener for my Animals preschool theme. They liked seeing the ...more
My favorite part is when Henry tells duck, “So you might not be a dog..but you are certainly not JUST a duck. In fact you might just be The Perfect Pet for me.” Leaves you warm and fuzzy, right?
To read the rest of the review, and to find out more about the book, simply follow the link: http://www.aleisuremoment.com/2014/02... ...more
Things I liked about the book: effort on duck's part to take charge and change things. Accepting something different, seeing good of an alternative, boy used and looked up resources and reference material to find facts about duck. Boy made an effort to help duck see he himself not as a lame substitute but perfect the way he is.
She has kept the wolf from the door for a number of years by designing stuff, but has since befriended the wolf, and now has him to tea on Tuesdays. Sometimes, they go out.