I asked my mom if I could have
a pet, or even two.
But every time I brought one home,
my sister went
When hunting for his new best friend, a boy goes through an alphabetical menagerie of animals. From an antelope, to bobolink birds, to wolves and zebras—and of course, a cat and dog, too—he brings them all home. But each creature just makes his sister go AH-CHOO! Will he ever be able to have the perfect pet?
- Age Range: 4 – 8 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books (March 1, 2016)
- Cost: $10.46 @amazon
My Review: When a young boy asked his mom if he could have a pet or two, his mother don’t seem t mind. But when he brought home an Antelope and a Bobolinks that flew, his sister went AH-CHOO!
He tried a Cat and a Dog but that didn’t help. So what about a feathered Emu, plus a Ferret, Goose and a Hen, an Ibis, Jackal, Kangaroo, a Leopard Seal. But his sister just kept sneezing. So he decided to take his pets to the zoo because not even a Monkey, Nightingale, an Owl, a Pig, Quail, Rooster, Skunk, Takin, Umbrellabirds, Vultures could he keep as pets because his sister sneeze just got bigger and bigger. He even had tried a Warthog, Xantis, a Yaffle and a Zebra. Will he ever be able to find a perfect pet that would cause his sister to sneeze?
What a great way to learn about the letters in the alphabet using animals and how they can cause allergies. The colorful illustrations helps to tell the story.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Sterling Children’s Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
About the Book: A companion to Ben Loves Bear, Bella Loves Bunny, and Peter Loves Penguin, Olivia Loves Owl features a little girl and her beloved stuffed owl. Olivia and Owl pick apples and frolic through piles of colorful leaves. After enjoying a perfect fall day, they go inside to wish upon a star and hoot at the moon. The youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a child and her favorite stuffed animal and how this sweet friendship makes each day special.
- Grade Level: Preschool and up
- Board book: 20 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Brdbk edition (August 30, 2016)
- Cost: $8.95
My Review: A story rhyme about Olivia and her stuffed animal, Owl. The story shows the love and friendship between them. As they go outside and enjoy the Fall weather, Olivia puts on her sweater and headed outside with Owl. They love playing out together. Olivia flying high enough to land on the fallen leaves, Owl flies higher. Olivia picks apples while Owl sits on a branch and watch. After been out for awhile, Olivia gets tired and heads inside but Owl is wide awake. As they sat on Olivia’s bed and watch the stars, Olivia falls asleep while Owl watches over her.
A great bedtime story. The softly watercolor illustrations remains helps to tell the story. This is a great book for younger kids.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Abrams Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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