Picture Books About Unusual Pets That Are Sure to Delight
Posted on April 3, 2018
by Patti L
Do you think writing to the zoo to ask for a pet is a good idea? In the picture book “Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell, one child thinks so, and that child is in for some big surprises!
“Dear Zoo” is a classic from 1983 and it is also one of the titles in the 101 Picture Book Challenge. It’s a great book to share with two to four-year-old children, as it plays a guessing game, prompting them to name the animals under the flaps before they lift them. Share the book with your child to see if the perfect pet is finally found!
Stories About Pets
Here are some other humorous books about unusual pets you can check out from the Library …
When a young boy decides to get a pet, he discovers it’s not as simple as ABC. Every animal he brings home makes his poor sister sneeze! Can he find one that won’t leave her reaching for the tissues? Follow along on a funny, furry adventure that features animals of every size and stripe, from Antelopes and Bobolinks to Yaffles and Zebras!
Billy is a grumpy boy who’s not like the other kids. His mother takes him and his sister, Sara, to the animal shelter one Saturday in hope of cheering him up. But the pets he sees are too happy for his taste. Then he finds the grumpy pets.
A boy is excluded from joining his friends’ pet club because of his unusual pet.
What is the 101 Picture Book Challenge?
The 101 Picture Book Challenge is for anyone at any age. Librarians hand picked the titles on the list which includes classics, new titles and everything in between.
To get started, register online. You can track your progress online or if you prefer a paper log booklet, pick one up at your neighborhood Library. The books are organized into categories but you can read the books in any order and at your own pace. When you read all 101 titles, you earn a free picture book (while supplies last).
This is the latest in a series of blog posts exploring some of the things we love about these books.