Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Best Pet of All

Rob suggested The Best Pet of All, by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama. It's a cute, clever book that may be dangerous to read to your small children. It may give them ideas. Of course isn't that what books do best?

When a little boy's mother refuses to let him have a dog, he asks if he could have a dragon. She says if he can find one, he can have it as a pet. It takes awhile, but the boy finds a dragon and convinces it to come home with him. Unfortunately, dragons have very bad manners and won't leave when you ask them to. Fortunately, dragons are afraid of dogs. Get the idea? Clever kid.

We figure the hardest part about not having a dog until Maya is older will be pretending we don't want one ourselves until it's time.

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