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Author: DiTerlizzi, Angela
At the pet show, there are so many different types of pets! With dogs and cats, horses and chickens, hamsters and chinchillas--and many, many more--this book celebrates animal companions of all shapes and sizes.
Kirkus Reviews (05/15/16)
School Library Journal (07/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 07/01/2016 PreS-Gr 1—This bright and bouncy story in verse is about an array of pets and what they do. "Some pets slither. Some pets bound. Some pets scurry round and round." Verbs describe how pets move, how they make sounds, how they eat, and how they show affection to their owners. The story ends with a statement about what all pets have in common. Humorous illustrations flesh out the simple text with mixed-media art that includes lots of cut-paper collage and what appear to be googly eyes. The bright, colorful illustrations are at their best when showing animals dressed for a costume party. Readers will have many observations about the animals in this story, as well as comments about their own pets or other animals they have known. Encourage young readers to find a word to describe how their pets move, make sounds, eat, or show affection, and, if appropriate, discuss the difference between nouns and verbs. VERDICT This fun, lively book will entertain kids at storytime, but it is also a simple way to begin discussing parts of speech. Recommended for all collections.—Mary Hazelton, formerly at Warren & Waldoboro Elementary Schools, ME - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 10/15/2016 In entertaining, witty fashion, the author-illustrator duo of Some Bugs (2014) here highlight a festive array of pets great and small. Set at a pet show in the park, various events from agility trials with a snake (“Some pets slither”) and a rabbit (“Some pets bound”), to a pig race (“Some pets squeal”), to a costume party—featuring a dragon-suited dog and punk-rock Chihuahuas among others—give different pets a chance to shine. Eventually, there’s a celebratory animal parade, culminating with all the pets and their diverse, youthful owners gathered for an award ceremony. Finally, after an exciting day, things quiet down with an affectionate concluding scenario and “Some pets can be . . . someone’s best friend!” The short, descriptive text with refrain is enlivened with rhyming elements and interspersed sound effects. Meanwhile, the vibrant, collagelike mixed-media artwork incorporates cartoonish touches, amusing seek-and-find details, and varying perspectives as animals interact with one another and their caretakers in a variety of playful scenarios, from chaotic to sweet. A closing author’s note briefly touches on the responsibilities of pet ownership. Peppy, fun, and perfect for reading aloud. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.