Emma's strange pet

Jean Little, 1932-

Book - 2003

Emma is allergic to animals with fur, but because she and her adopted brother really want a pet, they decide to try a lizard.

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An I can read book
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Published
[New York] : HarperCollins 2003.
Language
English
Physical Description
64 p. : ill
ISBN
0060283513
Main Author
Jean Little, 1932- (-)
Other Authors
Jennifer Plecas (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Gr. 1-2. In this I Can Read book, the words are simple but the story is complex, with several chapters and a fair amount of dialogue to challenge readers' skills. The story also gives readers something to think about beyond translating letters into words. Max wants a dog, but his sister, Emma, is allergic. A family visit to the pet store eventually solves the problem--a lizard seems the perfect pet--but lessons are learned about animal care and family relationships before the sweet ending occurs. ((Reviewed July 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2-Despite her allergies, Emma wants a pet as a birthday gift. Her parents agree to her request-as long as she selects an animal without fur. Emma chooses a lizard, and she and her brother Max delight in its eating habits and changing color. When Emma realizes that Max is unhappy because he doesn't have his own pet, she convinces her father to get him a lizard. Little portrays real characters who bring everyday problems to satisfying conclusions. Simple, full-color line-and-watercolor illustrations do a great job of capturing expressions of confusion, worry, anger, and joy. An exceptional beginning reader.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2-Four-year-old Max wants a dog but his sister's allergies limit family pets to the furless variety. When Emma selects a lizard as a birthday gift, the boy proves he's responsible enough to own one, too. Simple line-and-watercolor illustrations portray realistic sibling interactions with sincerity. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Although desperate for a dog, Max understand that the family can never have one due to his sister’s allergies to animal fur, but when Emma picks out a strange and furless animals as her birthday present, Max is able to make the adjustment and love it just the same--enough to get a strange pet of his own!

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Emma is allergic to animals with fur, but because she and her adopted brother really want a pet, they decide to try a lizard.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

From an award-winning team comes a lively and heartwarming I Can Read book about a family's first pet.Pet wanted! Max wants a furry pet. Emma wants a pet too, but she's allergic to animals with fur. When Emma finds the perfect animal, will Max like his sister's strange pet?Emma's Strange Pet is a Level 3 I Can Read Book, which means it's perfect for independent reading. Kids will love reading this high-interest story about Emma and Max's fun with their new pet!

Review by Publisher Summary 4

From an award-winning team comes a lively and heartwarming I Can Read book about a family's first pet.Pet wanted! Max wants a furry pet. Emma wants a pet too, but she's allergic to animals with fur. When Emma finds the perfect animal, will Max like his sister's strange pet?Emma’s Strange Pet is a Level 3 I Can Read Book, which means it’s perfect for independent reading. Kids will love reading this high-interest story about Emma and Max’s fun with their new pet!