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Pet Dad












Pet Dad
Elanna Allen
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2018

For every child who wants a pet—or another pet—this is the perfect book.

Plum wants a pet, but dad is firm that he doesn’t want a pet, so Plum does only what a little child can do, pretend his dad is her pet!  Her new pet loves to have its tummy rubbed and his ears scratched, but he refuses to roll over, eat her meals or be ‘paper-trained’ for his business.  Her pet just won’t do the tricks she wants, until she comes up with a new approach, that works every time!

Moving illustrations are done in muted colors and accented with Plum’s bright greens and blacks and bright orange for the “No’s.”  An imaginative, ‘what if dad were a pet’ story filled with humor.

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Ask Me













Ask Me
by Bernard Waber, illustrated by Suzy Lee
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015

A loving story of a young girl and her father.

On a long walk, a young girl asks her father, “Ask me what I like.”  He does so, and she shares her likes, which range from dogs, to geese in the sky, to lightning bugs.  Then she asks him to ask her again, and he does.  And so they wander through the day, she requesting a new question and sharing what she finds interesting.  Their long walk ends with the father tucking her into bed with a goodnight kiss, making it a perfect bedtime book.

The bright and ‘moving’ illustrations by Suzy Lee, are as light and gentle as the conversation.  Ask Me is a true joy to read over and over to savor the beauty of a day.

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