Friday, 8 October 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