Award-winning author-illustrator Bob Staake has created a rollicking picture book about a boy and his most unusual pet!
Most pets are cats and dogs, but what happens when a boy wants a different kind of pet, one that doesn’t meow or bark? Bob Staake’s exuberant tale of a little boy and the pet of his dreams will appeal to anyone whose best friends are . . . books! Books make the perfect pets, the boy decides, and chooses a bright red one. When it goes missing, a lively adventure is in store for readers who love a happy ending. Soon kids everywhere will wish for a pet book of their very own.
About the Author
BOB STAAKE is the creator of many books for children, including Bluebird; The Red Lemon, a 2006 New York Times Best Illustrated Book; The Donut Chef, a Children's Choice Book Awards finalist; and Look! A Book! He's also a prolific and highly acclaimed commercial illustrator whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have a little boy who loves books. He takes books with him everywhere we go: In the car; to church; out to dinner; to my parents' house, etc. There are stacks of his books in every room of our house. He loves books almost as much as he loves his cat, Molly Kitten. And books, unlike Molly Kitten, have never destroyed a single doorframe. It is easy to see how a child who loves books would love THIS book which is a silly and sweet love-letter to books. But beyond that, I think this delightful red book could be the perfect hook for preschoolers and early elementary students who have not yet discovered the magic that books can contain. The text is silly. And catchy. And so much fun to read out loud. But it is the phenomenal artwork that makes this book so enchanting. On one two-page spread, there is a dog drinking out of a toilet bowl; on the next, there is a dragon and a rocket and a purple octopus. What more could any kid want?