If your kid has ever begged for a pet, you'll relate to this sweet, vibrantly illustrated book about a little boy's desire for a furry friend. His absurd suggestions, from a lion to a bison, will make your own child's requests for a Great Dane or 17 gerbils seem reasonable, and you'll marvel at his mother's endless patience. ("A polar bear would be lovely, dear, but I don't think it would like the central heating.") The compromise they reach at the end will leave both you and your child smiling. Ages 4 to 8.
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