The Perfect Pet Reading List

The Perfect Pet Reading List

Pets...can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. What would it be like to have the perfect pet?! 

I Want a Dog by Jon Agee 
A girl seeks her perfect pet at an unusual animal shelter. 

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers 
A young boy learns that moose do not always follow the rules of proper pet behavior. 

Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown 
When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy lost in the woods, she asks her mother if she can have him as a pet, only to find him impossible to train. 

Bruno, the Standing Cat by Nadine Robert 
Bruno is an unusual cat who stands on two legs, loves riding his skateboard, and gives great back rubs. 

How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps by Nicola Winstanley 
A little girl and her cat make an escalating mess while respectively trying to follow and resist the cat-bathing instructions of a bossy narrator. 

Princess Puffybottom....and Darryl by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund 
Princess Puffybottom has the perfect life -- her subjects serve her delicious meals, clean up her "delicate matters" and wait on her hand and foot. Life is good ...until Darryl arrives. Princess Puffybottom thinks he's disgusting, horrid and a true animal. Though she tries everything in her power to banish him (including hypnosis, trickery and even sabotage), it looks like this puppy is here to stay. Can Princess P. and Darryl find a way to co-exist? 

Niblet & Ralph by Zachariah O’Hora 
Two cats that look alike live in the same building and, when they sneak out to visit one another, worry their young owners by their changed behavior. 

Antoinette by Kelly DiPucchio 
Raised in a family of talented bulldogs, Antoinette the poodle wonders what makes her special. She gets the chance to prove herself and find what she's good at when puppy Ooh-la-la goes missing. 

Buster and the Baby by Amy Hest 
Buster the dog and a baby engage in a playful game of chase all day. When nighttime comes, they're still bonding. 

My Dog Laughs by Rachel Isadora 
A diverse group of young children explore all the joys of having a dog. 

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