“I quite fancy a pet – an African lion or an octopus or even a boa constrictor. The trouble is, Mum and Dad and Granny and Grandad all have objections to pets. Grandad says that sheep are forever following you around; Dad says wolves give him a headache; and Mum says she’ll cancel tea-time if I mention bats in the wardrobe again. So I must try to find a pet that none of them will mind. What could I have?”. Lauren Child’s deliciously droll riddle of a text, accompanied by her own delightful and wacky illustrations, is sure to raise chuckles with grown-ups and children alike.
“A great mystery finish to stimulate the imagination.” The Sunday Times” –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From the Publisher
A selection of recent reviews for ‘I Want A Pet’
This title was shortlisted for the RIGHT START BEST TOY AWARD 1999
The Independent: “Visually exciting, it will be enjoyed by all ages”.
Literacy and Learning Magazine: “A lively and entertaining text..with wonderfully wacky drawings”.
Sunday Times: “A great mystery finish to stimulate the imagination of three to six year-olds”. –