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Children's Room j639.392/Stevens Checked In
Pet care for kids
Mankato, Minn. : Child's World c2009.
Physical Description
34 p : col. ill. ; 21cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Kathryn Stevens, 1954- (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2–As stated at the beginning of each book, this series is written for children who are not ready to take care of a pet independently and need help deciding which species to get; the content is written accordingly. After a brief introduction, the books break down the needs of each animal. Stevens does a good job of focusing on what children can do as responsible owners: simple grooming, playing, and being aware of dangers to avoid, for example. Several volumes are personalized by a photograph of a particular pet, whose age is given. Besides offering a variety of animals to choose from, the books each emphasize lifespan, since this is something which will inevitably impact children. The pages have a file-folder look to them, which supports the experience of researching the perfect companion. Liberal use of color photographs highlights not only the animals but some of their accoutrements (shells for hermit crabs, leashes for dogs). The creature's body parts are featured at the back in a "Fun Facts" section. A good series for families to share as they contemplate bringing an animal home. [Page 76]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–3—Attractive and well-designed primers. The close-up photographs of the animals' faces on the covers entice readers, while the content cautions them to make careful choices when selecting a pet. The importance of commitment is emphasized, along with all of the basics on food, health, physical characteristics and needs, safety, and bonding. Fish, Hermit Crabs, and Lizards set realistic expectations on interaction. Concluding "Needs and Dangers" and "Fun Facts" lists recap the information and fill in any gaps. Photos are clear and bright and vary from full-page to insets. VERDICT These crisp, basic guides will provide a good introduction to potential pet owners. [Page 30]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Offers information, advice, and key facts on how to provide the best possible care for turtles.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An introduction for young readers on the basics of how to care for a pet turtle.