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A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid
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Aug 18, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: childrens, fiction, picture-books, goodreads-author, reviewed
Recommended for: kids who long for pets, any pets, but especially unusual pets; fans of wildlife
Read on September 03, 2011

Charming! This is a really fun book to read aloud. It’s also amusing, hilarious in spots.

The purple and black and white illustrations are very appealing, and I love how stripes make many appearances.

Petunia sure is persistent. Some will think she’s annoying but for the most part I thought she was cute, and I think kids will certainly identify with her yearnings. I would definitely have understood Petunia, what with growing up in an apartment that didn’t allow dogs or cats and always wanting a dog, or a cat.

I like that without hitting the reader/listener over the head with the message, it comes across clearly that wild animals don’t make the best pets.

Ages 3 to all the way up, but I’d think it would be especially fun for 4-7 year olds. This book is great for reading aloud and also for young independent readers.

5 stars from my younger self.
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message 1: by Kathryn (new) - added it

Kathryn I hope my library gets a copy soon! :-)


Lisa Vegan Kathryn wrote: "I hope my library gets a copy soon! :-)"

I hope so too. Of course, there is plenty to read until they do.


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Kathryn Lisa wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "I hope my library gets a copy soon! :-)"

I hope so too. Of course, there is plenty to read until they do."


Always ;-)


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