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Titles in the Let's Take Care of ... color-illustrated series introduce younger boys and girls to the fun and responsibility of pet ownership. Each book tells the story of a boy and girl who get a pet and learn how to care for it. These charming books emphasize that acquiring a pet is an exciting adventure for children, and it often makes little difference whether the new pet is as tiny as a frog or as large as a hound. Kids who read these books will share the excitement of the stories' children as an introduction to getting a pet of their own. A Guidelines section supplements each story with advice and information on pet care that is geared to children's capabilities. Parents and kids will want to read that section together.
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Mark and his sisters have a wonderful new petÃ¢Â€Â”a tiny hamster that they name Hairy! At first, Hairy appears a little frightened by his strange new surroundings, but he soon becomes used to his new home and friends. Meanwhile, the children learn that adopting a new pet is both a fun experience and a responsibility. In addition to HairyÃ¢Â€Â™s delightful story, readers will find suggestions for activities with their own pet hamsters, and advice from a veterinarian on keeping hamsters healthy and contented.
Young hamster owners, or those who aspire to be, will delight in this fictional story that aims to give children plenty of information about pet care. Mark and his sisters have a new hamster named Hairy. In between segments of the story, which focuses on how Hairy adjusts to his new home and how his new owners ease the transition, readers learn details about buying the right cage, providing the right toys and food, getting acquainted with hamster behavior, and other general care issues. A large typeface and sweet, cartoonlike watercolor illustrations combine in an appealing layout surrounded by lots of white space. Parents will want to take note of the concluding page of “guidelines from the veterinarian,” which reiterates important information. Though catalogued as fiction, this title in the new Let’s Take Care of . . . series will probably be most appreciated by children specifically looking for a book about hamster care. Preschool-Grade 2. --Shauna Yusko
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Book Description Barron's Educational Series, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0764138723
Book Description Barron's Educational Series, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110764138723