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Pet this book
2018
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Summary

For fans of Press Here , this new interactive picture book line invites readers to touch and move and "play" with the book.

Hello, friend! It's time to play! We're taking care of pets today.

There are lots of ways little hands can care for animals. Each page of this book invites readers to pet the cat, wash the puppy, brush the horse's mane, and more--no animals required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of pets who can't wait to play. The only thing they need is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and Pet This Book !

Pair with Play This Book , another title in this young picture book line that comes printed on heavy-duty card stock pages to stand up to all kinds of play!

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School Library Journal Review
PreS-K-A young girl, dressed like a veterinarian, implores readers to help her take care of a variety of pets including a cat, bird, dog, lizard, horse, and caterpillar, with a different child assisting each animal. The end of the story shows all the children and pets together and instructs readers on the importance of, and different ways to, take care of a pet. Written in snappy, bouncy rhymes and featuring pictures on expansive spreads, this book is an excellent choice for group sharing. Each page gives an instruction for readers so they can mimic the actions pictured such as helping feed the bird or wash the dog, which encourages pretend play. The illustrations, created digitally with PhotoShop, feature bold, bright colors, making it eye-catching for young readers. The lessons about pet care, although appropriately simple for its young audience, are a good introduction to teaching children how to treat animals. VERDICT A fun, interactive read-aloud perfect for a -pet-themed storytime. Recommended.--Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Booklist Review
This book isn't quite as interactive as its title suggests; in rhyming verse, it offers a quick overview of pets and some of their basic needs. A young African American girl posing as a veterinarian introduces a multiethnic cast of children interacting with a variety of pets. A cat, parrot, puppy, dog, lizard, horse, caterpillar, and an accompanying child each get a verse and a double-page spread. Readers are told to pet a cat to make her purr, say Hello to a parrot to hear him talk, and help bathe a dirty puppy. All of the animals and caregivers are brought together for a grand finale. Brightly colored illustrations with plenty of white background and prominently placed animals clearly show who the stars are. The inclusion of lively sound effects for each animal will indeed encourage interactive participation Purr! Purr! Purr! for the cat and Hello! Hello! Squawk! for the parrot and so forth and the bold illustrations make this a natural for read-alouds.--Enos, Randall Copyright 2018 Booklist
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