Thursday, August 11, 2011

Book Review: Prudence Wants A Pet

By Cathleen Daly
Illustrated by Stephen Michael King
Published by Roaring Book Press
Released on June 21st, 2011
Ages 4-7
Source- book from publisher to review
4 stars- It's A Cute Story
Purchase from: Amazon| Barnes & Noble

Prudence wants a pet. Desperately. "No," says Dad, "pets cost too much to keep."
"No," says Mom, "pets make noise."But Prudence is determined. She finds her own pet. It is a...branch. But Branch isn't exactly the pet of her dreams, and neither are Twig, Mr. Round (a car tire), or her baby brother Milo. Poor Prudence. Will she ever find the perfect pet?

A cute story that caused a lot of laughter and has some great illustrations.

Prudence desperately wants a pet, and no matter how many times she asks she's constantly told no. Using her imagination, Prudence decides to adopt various things around her house and make them her pet, and in the end a tree branch, a shoe, her little brother and even a tire aren't very fun pets. Who doesn't want to have a loyal campion with them?

This is a delightful read that kids will really enjoy. It's a story both kids and some adults alike will be able to relate to. Especially if you're someone who grew up wanting a pet. I enjoyed how inventive Prudence was in trying to find the perfect pet. Even though her tree branch, the shoe, her little brother and everything else she finds end up not being the pet she wanted, she's finally granted the perfect pet from her parents for her birthday. With the endless possibilities on what it could be, you'll have to go pick up Prudence's story to find out what she received. I can tell you it's not a branch, a shoe, her little brother or a tire.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~