The Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini

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Elizabeth really, really wants a pet, but her parents say NO to all of her ideas. Instead, she ends up with a cactus called Carolyn. And after some very unsuccessful campaigning, to her wonderful surprise, Elizabeth encounters Doug -- surely the most unusual and special pet of all.

Even Carolyn agrees.

Margie Palatini and Bruce Whatley team up for a wacky picture book that handles a topic every parent and child will relate to -- choosing that just perfect pet.


About Margie Palatini

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Margie Palatini is the author of many outrageously funny books for children, including Piggie Pie!, illustrated by Howard Fine; Moosetache, Mooseltoe, and the Bad Boys series, all illustrated by Henry Cole; The Cheese, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher; No Biting, Louise, illustrated by Matthew Reinhart; and Gorgonzola, illustrated by Tim Bowers. She lives with her family in New Jersey.
Published April 1, 2003 by Katherine Tegen Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Everyone agrees that Doug is the perfect pet—even Mother and Father concede that Doug is better than a dog because they “have more room on the couch.” Palatini (Earthquack!, 2002, etc.) is once again exercising her masterful grip on picture-book humor;

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