The Pet Project

The Pet Project

Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses

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Embark on a methodical, meticulous, and hilarious quest for the perfect pet in this wickedly witty cautionary collection of pet poems.

If you're the type that oohs and aahs
at furry faces, precious paws,
the words ahead may be alarming:
Animals aren't always charming.

If you think you'd like a cute and cuddly pet, you may need to do some research. Formulate a query. Devise a scientific plan. And be sure to write down every observation of the animals you encounter. Join one budding young scientist as she catalogs the pros and pitfalls of potential pet ownership in this assortment of zany and relatable poems that will change the way you look at cuddly animals--and give you the giggles.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2013
ISBN: 9781416975953
Branch Call Number: J 811 .54 WHE
Characteristics: [34] p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: OHora, Zachariah

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ChristchurchLib Jul 24, 2013

A little girl asks her parents for a pet, and her parents agree, with one condition: the girl must do a scientific study to decide which kind of pet is best. In a series of short, witty, poems, the girl reports her unpleasant - and hilariously gross - findings: cats scratch, ponies kick, monkeys fling poop, and hippos have stinky breath. ("Chances of getting a hippo: Zippo.") Maybe pets aren't such a great idea after all - better to get a microscope instead. Whimsical, stylised illustrations add an extra layer of humour, and the rhyming verses are perfectly suited for reading out loud. Can't get enough gross-out poetry?

Picture book newsletter July 2013.

JCLOctavia Jun 01, 2013

Little girl wants a pet but her parents tell her to "Formulate a query" and "devise a scientific plan". There is a clever ending too.

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