The Best Pet of All
Publication Date: June 2004
List Price: $16.99*
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This boy-wants-dog story with a twist is both snappy and endearing. The little boy's mother won't let him have a dog. Dogs are too messy and too loud. But she says he can have a dragon for a pet&150if he can find one. Enter the coolest&150but naughtiest&150pet ever. The dragon is messier and louder than any dog. And he will not leave. How will the boy ever get a dog now?
Wry, stylish illustrations with an appealing retro look perfectly complement the spare, witty text. A comical, engaging story for anyone who's ever wanted a pet!
Hanako Wakiyama has also suffered through the itchy torment of chicken pox. She is the illustrator of "Too Big!, " by Claire Masurel, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and young daughter.
"LaRochelle’s prose is simple, repetitive, and wonderfully understated. A happy wag of the kid-wants-dog tale…”—Booklist, starred review