A Pet Named Sneaker

A Pet Named Sneaker

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Fifty years after the publication of "Robert the Rose Horse come"s Joan Heilbroner's second Beginner Book--"A Pet Named Sneaker, " with illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre. A madcap tale reminiscent of "The Cat in the Hat, Go, Dog. Go ," and "A Fish Out of Water, ""Sneaker" is the story of a pet-store snake who longs for a real home. When he is finally adopted by Pete--a young boy charmed by Sneaker's uncanny ability to twist himself into different shapes--Sneaker not only proves himself a good pet, but proves to be a good student (sneaking into school with Pete and learning to read and write); a good citizen (saving a drowing toddler at a community pool); and a goodwill ambassador for the entire animal kingdom (inspiring the community to open the pool to all animals) With delightfully understated, wickedly funny illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre, this is a fantastic, funny book that will "sneakily" get beginning readers reading on their own
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, c2013
ISBN: 9780375971167
Branch Call Number: ER HEI
Characteristics: [42] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lemaitre, Pascal


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Feb 02, 2014

My five and a half year old granddaugher LOVES this book and asks me to read it over and over again.

ChristchurchLib Mar 26, 2013

Poor Sneaker the snake lives in a pet store and desperately wants a home. Although many people are afraid of Sneaker, a boy named Pete appreciates him - and adopts him. And then Sneaker's life takes an interesting turn when he lives up to his name, sneaks into Pete's backpack, and tags along with Pete to school. While it isn't realistic (Sneaker learns to read and write and becomes a hero at the local swimming pool), this cartoon-illustrated easy reader is, like Sneaker himself, an awful lot of fun. For another silly book featuring an educated reptile, check out Randy Siegel's My Snake Blake.

March 2013 Picture books newsletter.

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