13th August 2015, Little Tiger Press, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Content: animals, pets, humour
Summary from Little Tiger Press
Katie McGinty really wants a pet. But she doesn’t want an ordinary pet; hamsters, cats, and dogs are just…YUCK! What she wants more than anything else in the world is a … zebra! A zebra who slurps spaghetti, sleeps in her bunk bed and bathes in the local swimming pool. And she’s determined to get one!
I really should have guessed from the cover what type of pet Katie wants! I had no clue, so was as baffled as her parents. I like her arguments why her dream pet would be suitable – it helps to have answers to points which parents can bring up about a subject they don't think you're ready to have (if it's a pet). The ending was a huge surprise which made me laugh. All the way through the bright illustrations added to Katie's charm. I think most parents will be glad it's impossible to buy Katie's dream pet!
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For another girl who wants a pet read I Want A Pet! by Lauren Child (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)