Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Margo's Musings: Can a Book Be a Pet?

In celebration of International Picture Book Month we are reviewing a picture book this week instead of a middle grade novel.  

Most kids want a dog or a cat for a pet. Not the smartest boy in Smartytown! He wants a pet that’s “easy”.  He begs his parents, and they agree that he can get a pet book. Oh the excitement of having a pet that doesn’t need to eat or drink, nor will it shed. As an added bonus, the boy can read it and fall into the tales inside the pages. It seems like the perfect pet, until it goes missing. Where can it be? What makes a pet book better than a regular pet? Will the boy and his book be reunited? Enjoy the unique illustrations in this vibrant picture book, which tells the story just as easily as the words do.

Margo picked this out the last time we were at our local bookstore. She loves red and was drawn to the bright colored cover. I think the cover is definitely eye-catching, and I like the way the illustrator draws our eye to the boy walking his pet book. Once we got the book home, Margo was bursting at the seams to start reading it. My Pet Book by Bob Staake is a double treasure because the interesting illustrations hold so many clues. It's a book that an emerging reader could easily tell just from looking at the pictures. Margo cracked up when it mentioned some things that dogs do that a pet book doesn’t (I won’t ruin those parts for you). It's a fun read for kids and book lovers of all ages. By the end of the book I was ready to curl up with one of my favorites and enjoy some one on one book time. The cutest thing was that after we finished reading this one, Margo decided to make one of her books a pet. She strapped our dog’s leash to her book and walked it around the house. Too cute!

Has anyone else read My Pet Book? Or have you read another book written or illustrated by Bob Staake? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

Happy reading!
~ F

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48 comments:

  1. Oh! What a lovely idea for a book! Thanks for the review -- I'm glad I didn't miss it.

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    1. Deniz- Glad you caught it! It is a wonderful book! :) ~L

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  2. Sounds way too cute and I love the cover

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    1. Gaby- I love the cover too! :) ~L

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  3. What a fun idea for young readers. A pet that you don't have to feed and clean up after sounds ideal. :)

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    1. Beverly- My Pet Book is a fun read, and it is certainly a super easy pet to take care of! :) ~L

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  4. Sounds like a great book for my granddaughter.

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    1. Terri-
      It is awesome! I bet she will love it! :) ~L

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  5. Wonderful..sounds like a really great book! Lovely images/and cover!
    Have a fantastic day!
    Victoria

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    1. Victoria- It is a great book and the pictures are a treat to look at! :) ~L

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  6. Great cover and great concept. I will definitely check this out.

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    1. Rosi- Enjoy! It is super cute! :) ~L

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  7. Red is definitely an eye-catching color. Sounds like a cute book.

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    1. Sherry- I agree! The red caught my eye right away. The illustrations are adorable. :) ~L

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  8. I totally love thinking about books as pets! Why not?

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    1. Patty- I bet Lucy and Roxie could adjust to a new pet if it was a sweet little book on a leash. :) ~L

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  9. I love it. And obviously that explains the many, many books in this house. I just wanted lots of pets.

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    1. Elephant's Child- It seems you have already started your pet book collection! :) ~L

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  10. How stinkin' cute! That's one I'm totally going to have to track down. My kids are all past the picture book stage, but the one on the way give me a great excuse to jump back in. Yay!

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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    1. Crystal- So cute! I think the newest member of your family is an excellent reason to get this one and add it to a new collection of pIcture books. :) ~l

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  11. That sounds like a great picture book.

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  12. This sounds like a cute book. Does the book actually move? Awe Margo sounds adorable! :)

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    1. Molly- The pet book in the story does move a little (has to do with being lost). The pretend pet book does more of a slide. Margo is adorable and a handful! :) ~F

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  13. I'm really drawn to the red on the cover as well. And it sounds adorable! I wouldn't have minded a pet book as a kid. :)

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    1. Candace- I think a pet book is a great idea! Easy to take care of and lots of fun to read too! :) ~L

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  14. What a great idea for a book! Conversely, cats make for terrible reading material. Then again, books don't purr...

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    1. The Armchair Squid- It is a fun idea and very clever. Good point about the purring. :) ~L

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  15. I'd love to read this. I haven't heard of a pet book before.

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    1. Medeia- It was new to me, too! :) ~L

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  16. This sounds cute. And I'd love a non shedding pet.

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    1. Natalie- Definitely easy to take care of! No vacuuming necessary. :) ~L

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  17. Loving the idea of a book for a pet, this sounds wonderful.

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  18. What a great concept for a book! I haven't read this one, but it sounds adorable!

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    1. Meradeth- It is an adorable book! Such fun. :) ~L

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  19. This is too adorable! We love that cover, too. Definitely going to pick this one up for a cute fun read ;)

    - Mckenzie & Michele @ A Belle's Tales

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    1. McKenzia and Michele- My Pet Book is a super cute book and adorable addition to any book collection. :) ~L

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  20. I hadn't heard of that one. It sounds cute.

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    1. Stephanie- Totally! Glad to introduce you to a new book. :) ~L

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  21. That red cover is very eye catching. We didn't have that many picture books when I was a child but I fell in love with them when my children were young. This sounds like a fun read for young children.

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    1. Anna- Very smart to make the cover bold red! This is a book kids will love to read and parents will enjoy it too (and grandparents). ;) ~L

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  22. Lol, to have a pet that you won't have to clean up after but still worry when it goes missing! This book sounds adorable. And like Margo, I'm very attracted to the red cover!

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    1. Claudine- A pet book is a very loved one- that is for sure. :) ~L

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