One little boy has the opportunity to get a pet and thinks about all the different types there are, such as the porcupine, the lizard, and the kissing fish, but when decision time arrives, his choice is clear and he spots the perfect pet for him.
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"What pet can I get? What pet can I get? What pet can I get? What pet can I get?" demands the young boy in this quirky, extraordinary, wildly artistic picture book. And indeed, it is hard to choose given this fantastic menagerie of "Kissing pets/Hissing pets/Even tail-missing pets" and "Round pets/Crowned pets/Coiling-around pets."
Author Melrose Cooper, who has said that guinea pigs look like "little meat loaves with eyes," concocts delightful, childlike rhymes that collide exquisitely with artist Yumi Heo's fabulously madcap, folk-art-style illustrations. Heo, illustrator of The Rabbit's Judgment and The Rabbit's Escape, creates funny, boldly colorful, flat, dynamic paintings that are akin to the work of New Yorker artist Roz Chast, Lane Smith, and Maira Kalman. Comparisons aside, however, Pets! stands on its own four feet as a uniquely endearing, offbeat tribute to animals of all shapes and sizes, and to the children (and adults) who want them all. (All ages)About the Author:
Melrose Cooper is the author of more than fifteen books for children, including I Got a Family and Life Magic (both Holt). She lives with her family and many pets in Hamburg, New York. Yumi Heo has illustrated The Rabbit's Judgment and The Rabbit's Escape (both Holt) by Suzanne Crowder Han. She lives with her family in White Plains, New York.
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Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Yumi Heo (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0805038930
Book Description Henry Holth & Co (J), 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0805038930
Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110805038930