Friday, October 8, 2010
What Pet to Get?What Pet to Get?
Written and Illustrated by Emma Dodd
Amazon Link: £4.49
Published by Templar Publishing
At one point or another, every parent must dread the words "I want a pet!" coming from their child's mouth. I'm absolutely convinced that when the time comes for us, we'll end up with a scraggy moth-eaten cat which will inevitably be named "Wilbur" whether we like it or not.
In Emma Dodd's book 'What Pet to Get?' a little boy weighs up the pros and cons of every possible animal from polar bears to elephants through lions through to giraffes and rhinos before deciding on something a little less exotic. Emma Dodd's artwork is big, bold and colourful and the story may be fairly unoriginal but it's executed in a neat way with a great payoff at the end.
Charlotte's best bit: The crocodile, Snap Snap!
Daddy's favourite bit: Mummy's super-long curly eyelashes.
Rating: 3 out of 5