Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Perfect Pet - Children's Book Review

I received book for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Synopsis:

After begging for a pet, a child’s mother finally says “yes.” But which animal will be the best pet? Using animal classification and habitat needs, the child narrows it down from Kingdom Animalia, through invertebrates to vertebrates. Reptiles and amphibians are out, and birds and fish are soon off the list. That leaves mammals, but which one? An elephant won't fit through the door, and a tiger would be too hard to walk. What's a child to do?

My Review:

With words in poetic verse, The Perfect Pet tells of a child exploring a store for the perfect pet. The ending has a delightful surprise. There are a few words, mostly animal classifications, in the book a child may not be able to pronounce but it does a good job of showing how animals group into classes by different characteristics. The 'For Creative Minds' section in the back of the book further educates with explanations on Animal Classifications, teaches the five major classes of vertebrates, and gives children the chance to compare and contrast animals.

The Perfect Pet is a Fall 2013 book release by Sylvan Dell Publishing.


Maryann D. said...

This looks like an adorable children's book and every child loves animal books with sweet illustrations. What a nice gift.
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Mary said...

Not only is this a fun book, but it's very educational. Gets them to thinking about nature early.

VickeC said...

I do believe this would be the perfect gift for a child that loves all animals,,which all my grandchildren do