The Best Pet of All

The Best Pet of All

Book - 2004 | 1st ed.
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A young boy enlists the help of a dragon to persuade his mother to let him have a dog as a pet.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780525471295
Branch Call Number: E LAROCHE
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wakiyama, Hanako


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May 19, 2016

This kiddo’s mom probably thought she was pretty clever, shutting down the constant requests for a pet by saying a pet dragon would be fine… if the kid could find one. Then he did. And it turns out dragons are terrible pets! Or are they? Loved this tale of an ingenious kid getting what he wants. (And Mama realizes it’s actually just fine.) The art is a modern homage to old-school picture book style, as if it’s set in the 50s, very cute.

KCLS_Gerry Oct 27, 2014

I think every child wants a pet at some point in time and for some reason, Moms are not always as excited about the idea.
This story helps Moms see that there are good pets and not so good pets!

amberdawn1 Nov 26, 2011

A great book that showcases what we all suspect: out children secretly plot against us! So fun and quirky!


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