The Best Pet of All

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The Best Pet of All

By David LaRochelle; Hanako Wakiyama (Illustrator)

Dutton Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780525471295, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 3, 2004

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

About the Author
David LaRochelle is the illustrator of The Bookstore Valentine, by Barbara Maitland, and has written and illustrated many other books. Hanako Wakiyama, is the illustrator of Too Big! and other books.

Praise For The Best Pet of All

"LaRochelle’s prose is simple, repetitive, and wonderfully understated. A happy wag of the kid-wants-dog tale…”—Booklist, starred review

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