I Want a Pet by Lauren Child

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The more desperate for a pet a young narrator becomes, the more outlandish her suggestions--How about a boa constrictor? Why not an octopus? She accepts her family's objections with an open mind but she isn't cowed. By the end of the story the tenacious tyke has found a pet that couldn't possibly bother anyone...yet!

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About Lauren Child

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Lauren Child is the author and illustrator of many books for children. She grew up in Wiltshire, England, and studied illustration at Manchester Polytechnic. She lives in London.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published March 1, 2004 by Tricycle Press. 24 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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""Stuffed pets are very reliable."" Though the resourceful youngster proposes a menagerie of possible candidates (an African lion, a sheep, a wolf, an octopus, a boa constrictor), her parents and grandparents take turns pointing out the negatives of the various creatures.

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