“What Pet To Get?” by Emma Dodd

Suppose you want to get a pet for your child but you can’t decide what.  To help you with your dilemma, I suggest you go ahead  and do a little for-and-against analysis. Actually, Jack has already done it for you.

Jack wanted to get a pet but wasn’t sure what animal would be the best. An elephant sounded good. He could ride it to school. As his mother noticed, though, it would be hard to take an elephant on vacation. A lion eats a lot, a polar bear would be a great playmate, but it can’t stand the central heating. A rhino is too wide, a giraffe too tall and shark too exotic. Taking everything into account, Jack decided that a cute puppy would be the smartest choice.

You just have to see that puppy!

“What Pet To Get?” by Emma Dodd is a  hilarious take on a pet story. Outstanding humor in words and pictures. A greatly engaging read.

If you arrive at the same conclusion as Jack and decide to get a barking four-legged friend for your little ones, good for you. In the eyes of your children you are now the coolest parent. However, there is one more thing to remember when you have pets. Pet training. It doesn’t happen overnight, so I hope you have ample supplies of patience. And paper towels. Or a magical touch.  But  if you need help, “Arthur’s New Puppy” by Marc Brown might come in handy.

With one little puppy, Pal, Arthur brought home a lot of trouble. The puppy  turned the house upside down. Mom and dad wanted to move the dog the garage, but somehow the key was nowhere to be found. It was time for dog training in the backyard. In a week’s time, Pal amazed the whole family with his tricks and didn’t have to move to the garage anymore. Surprisingly, that’s when the key was magically found…

Reading the story with your children might prepare you all for lots of unpleasant surprises (wet carpets, destroyed drapes, scratched furniture…) or maybe even will help you to prevent them. Good luck!


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