Monday, 14 May 2012

The Perfect Pet Shop by Vivian French & Selina Young (Children's, 5 years +)

May 2012, Orion
80 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: pet shop, what animals eat, predators, being old enough for being trusted out alone, how to grow and mature, being grateful about what you have, grass is not always greener on the other side, appearances are deceptive, lots of laughter & some mild peril

Summary from Orion

After dark at the pet shop, the animals are having lots of fun, in this charming story, perfect for early readers.

It's all quiet at the pet shop at the end of the day, but the animals want to have some fun - who wants a story?

Nayuleska's thoughts
Having each illustration in colour adds to how fun this book is to read. The reader learns that people arent't always as you expect them, and although you may not like a situation it is far better for you than another's life appears to be. I've fallen in love with guinea pig, who is cute and fluffy. I want to run my fingers through it's fur and tickle its tummy. I smiled more whenever I saw it, making this a 10/10 read.

You can find out more on Vivian's website.

Suggested read

For more animal antics, check out the agile Harriet in Stunt Bunny: Medal Mayhem by Tamsyn Murray

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