Loyal dogs, fluffy cats, cute hamsters, friendly guinea pigs, loving rabbits and happy fish all make for great pets. But how about a pet that is a little…different? What about a bison, a gorilla, a millipede, a quokka, an umbrellabird or a zebra? You won’t find them in the pet shop and they may drive the adults up the wall but sometimes a perfectly peculiar pet is exactly what you need…
Animals and rhyme are always a going to be a hit with children and in the hands of word juggler Elli Woollard children will be laughing their socks off. Woollard’s alphabet of rhyming verse starring twenty-six of the most unlikely animals you could ever imagine keeping as a pet is playful, rhythmic and wonderfully silly. Full of fun rhymes, inclusive black and white illustrations and amazing animals there is sure to be a pet poem for every child in this brilliant A-Z of peculiar pets.
You won’t find any animals that you can buy from your local pet centre in these pages. Instead there are armadillos, flamingos, kookaburras, octopuses, toucans and yaks. And if you were worried about the problematic letter ‘X’, then fear not as the author has an original and entertaining solution.
Wonderfully quirky, there are poems to make you laugh, poems to make you squirm and one particular poem that will have you itching and racing to wash your hair. I quite like the idea of a rhino to hang my clothes on, an elephant to help tidy the house and a whale to swim with.
Ideal for sharing together and reading aloud, Perfectly Peculiar Pets is a book to appeal to anyone and everyone. And for those that want to have a go at writing their own poems, Woollard shares hints and tips for the creative process at the end.
Recommended for 5+.