It's time to get a pet! Will Mabel find the perfect one for her family?
Hooray! Mabel and her family are getting a pet! There's no time to lose! But which kind of animal should they choose? Not the snake – it's too scary. The elephant's too big. The worms are too wriggly and the hyena too giggly. Then Mabel has the perfect idea. But will her family agree? A laugh-out-loud rhyming story about finding the perfect pet – with plenty of hilarious twists along the way.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 277 x 257 x 9 mm
Smriti Halls and Rosalind Beardshaw combines a rollicking quest for the ideal animal companion with a feast of visual and verbal jokes and a delightful mixed family – sari-clad Grandma batting away rogue worms is a highlight. - The Guardian
Lots of fun with Smriti Halls’ trademark sensitive, well-paced rhyming and Rosalind Beardshaw’s lovely, cute and wholesome illustrations. - BookTrust
Colourful, engaging, funny and oh so wonderful, NOT THAT PET! is a vibrant celebration of one girl's quest to pick her family the perfect pet. Made to be shared aloud again and again. - Kiran Milwood Hargrave
Such a cracker! A winning story which will keep readers guessing and giggling, paired with warm, utterly gorgeous illustrations of family life thrown into mild chaos! This has all the hallmarks of becoming a real bedtime favourite. - Nadia Shireen, Author of Billy and the Beast
A fun, entertaining story about a girl who longs for a pet but her family object to each pet she has delivered, until the perfect one arrives. The story and illustrations work together beautifully. - Malorie Blackman & Frank Cottrell-Boyce
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