Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly

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Prudence wants a pet. Desperately. “No,” says Dad, “pets cost too much to keep.”
“No,” says Mom, “pets make noise.”But Prudence is determined. She finds her own pet. It is a…branch. But Branch isn't exactly the pet of her dreams, and neither are Twig, Mr. Round (a car tire), or her baby brother Milo. Poor Prudence. Will she ever find the perfect pet?

About Cathleen Daly

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CATHLEEN DALY is a writer and performance artist who lives in the Bay Area outside San Francisco. Her most recent book, Prudence Wants a Pet, was published by Roaring Brook in June 2011.
Published June 21, 2011 by Roaring Brook Press. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(Narration toggles between past and present tense.) When “sea buddies” that “come in a package and are dry like Kool-Aid” fail to come alive, it’s the last emotional straw: “Prudence goes to live in the closet for the rest of the day.” Her crushing disappointment touches her parents, who kindly—d...

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Waifish Prudence, whose parents refuse to get her a pet, compensates by adopting inanimate objects—and, in one especially ill-advised scenario, her baby brother.

May 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Prudence Wants a Pet

Arlington Library

Prudence really wants a pet.

Aug 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Prudence Wants a Pet

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