The Best Pet Ever Book
We were very excited last Friday to receive a big package from Tiger Tales. They generously offered us to review their new releases. All the books were very well produced. In a way, the package came on a perfect day when Smarty was very sick with a nasty virus. All she wanted to do is to lie on the couch and listen to stories, and I read her all ten books in a row. Over several days, some books emerged as her favorites. The Best Pet Ever by Victoria Roberts, illustrated by Deborah Allwright is an especially sweet book. I was almost disappointed that in the end the main character gets a real pet, because we enjoyed reading about her efforts to make her own pets.
Make Your Own Pet Balloon.
Usually I have to initiate a story stretcher with Smarty, but this time she didn’t need any invitation. She immediately picked on the idea of creating her own pet out of a balloon once she recovered from her virus enough to be interested in any story stretchers at all. It’s not clear from the story what kind of a pet this balloon pet is supposed to be. Smarty immediately decided that hers will be a horse and she named him Mike. It was too funny when she mounted her balloon and exclaimed, “Giddy up, horsie! We are homeward-bound!” Seriously, I have no idea where she comes up with expressions like that:)
Pet Balloons TodayThis post has been written when my daughter was 3. She is 7 now, and we had several pet balloons staying with us since. One even got to have a birthday party and, unfortunately, popped in the middle of festivities. Here is Smarty’s latest pet balloon:
Your Turn:What kind of pet would your child has or would love to get?
Making Pretend Pets:
- Travel Size Pet Rocks and Pet Rock Home from Suzy Homeschooler
- Pet Rock Penguins from East Coast Mommy
- A very cool DIY Walking Balloon Pet from Green Owl Art
- A Funny Bunny Sock Pet from Red Ted Art
- Fun with Pet Rocks from Fun-a-Day!
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