A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid

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In A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid (HarperCollins, January 2011), Petunia is determined to get her desired pet, a pet skunk, despite her parent’s advice against it. Of course, no amount of begging works, so Petunia sets out to find her own skunk … with an incredible surprise to Petunia! The book has delightfully simple illustrations – black sketches and a little bit of watercolor that bring Petunia and her environment to life. It’s a perfect illustration style for the simple and amusing story. Older kids could even use it as a silly but simply writing prompt for convincing your own family that you “need” a pet like Petunia does.

What are your favorite picture books about pets?

Reviewed on November 2, 2011

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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