A heartwarming chapter book about the relationship between a little girl, an endearing old couple, and their very special pet store.
Sophie lives in a tall, tall building that overlooks a large green park. In the middle of the park is the biggest, strangest, most wonderful pet shop in the world. Built like a ship, with tall glass sails stretching to the sky, the pet shop is called The Noahs' Ark.
Every evening Sophie makes three secret wishes as she gazes at the ark in the park. She wishes for a pet, she wishes for cousins, and she wishes that she could visit The Noahs' Ark. Over at The Noahs' Ark, the owners of the pet shop, Mr. and Mrs. Noah, also make a secret wish--the same one every time. They wish that they had grandchildren.
On a very special birthday, Sophie and the Noahs finally meet. In the days that follow, they all learn that wishes sometimes do come true.
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Wendy Orr began writing books for young readers in 1986, and has since published more than 23 titles. She lives on a dairy farm in Australia with her husband, two children, two dogs, a cat, some chickens and cows.
Kerry Millard lives in Australia with her husband, three children, two dogs, three cockatiels, five budgies, two axolotls, fish, a rabbit, and a duck who likes to wander into the kitchen.
Kindergarten-Grade 2-A sweet chapter book for beginning readers. Mr. and Mrs. Noah have every kind of pet in the world in their ark-shaped, seven-level pet shop that spans two city blocks. Lonely little Sophie lives in a high-rise apartment building across the street from the park, overlooking the shop. She makes two impossible wishes, one for a pet and another for cousins, and a third not-quite-so-impossible wish-to visit The Noahs' Ark. At the same time, Mr. and Mrs. Noah are thinking about how lucky they are to have everything they have ever wanted-except children. They make one impossible wish-for grandchildren. When Sophie's seventh birthday arrives, her parents agree to take her to the pet shop. Thus begins a beautiful relationship between a lonely child with no extended family and a childless couple. Whimsical black-and-white, pen-and-ink drawings on every page encourage young imaginations to fill in the details. One can almost see dreams and wishes in the shadows. Readers will approve of Sophie's ability to handle the responsibility of crossing the street alone and feelings of importance that are granted her by her parents and the Noahs. They may expect miracles from the beginning, but the realistic ending suits the lovely story. "'You see,' said Mr. Noah, 'sometimes when you can't have something that you want very badly, you find something else instead.'" Beginning readers will be completely satisfied.
Kit Vaughan, Midlothian Middle School, VA
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