Saturday, January 22, 2011

All About Pets!

This week, we are all about Pets in the Youth Services Department! The Winter Story Time Session began Thursday, and we focused on books about pets.

We read:
Wanted: The Perfect Pet by Fiona Roberton
-Very cute book about a boy who desperately wants a pet dog, but ends up with a clever duck instead.
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
-Who doesn't love the pigeon books? He pleads the reader for a puppy, until he realizes he is terrified of them.
Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
-A young bear named Lucy finds a lost boy in the woods and begs her mom to let her keep him, but she soon realizes children make less than ideal pets.
What Pet to Get? by Emma Dodd
-Jack tries to determine which pet he should get...a Tyrannosaurus Rex? A shark? A polar bear?

We also have other books about pets that are sure to appeal to older readers!

Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
-Rufus always wanted a dog, but his dad objects because they bark, beg, drool & scratch. His mom brings him home a guinea pig, figuring dad would be okay with this "quiet" little pet. Everyone is surprised when this guinea pig acts just like a little dog! Fido is tiny but she barks, bites & fetches on command. This is an adorable story about an unusual guinea pig!

If horror is your thing, check out Little Shop of Hamsters by R. L. Stine, a part of the Goosebumps Series.

Maybe you would like to make your cat or dog a fun toy, or a comfy pillow? Check out Pet Crafts: Everything You Need to Become Your Pet's Craft Star! by Megan Friday.

If you would like information on different kinds of pets and how to care for them, it can be found in the juvenile non-fiction section (temporarily located in the meeting room) under J 636. As always if you need help finding a book on pets, or any topic, just stop by the Youth Services Desk!

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