The Best Pet Ever by Victoria Roberts

 If you want to find a book for your child that encourages imagination, you don’t need to look further than The Best Pet Ever by Victoria Roberts.

A little girl walks by a pet shop with her mom. She really wants a pet, but all her mom says is, “We’ll see”. So the girl does exactly that. She sees a rock, a glove, a candy wrapper, and a balloon–all of which make great substitute pets for a day or two. Then one day, the little girl opens a cardboard box to find a real kitten inside, and she’s sure he is the best pet in the world.

There is so much to love about The Best Pet Ever by Victoria Roberts. From the unique storyline to the adorable illustrations; from the repetitive phrases that will stick in your child’s head to the way this book fosters imagination; all of this comes together to create a wonderful story that you’ll be reading time and again.

Honestly, as I read through this book I thought of how often I say, “We’ll see”, to my children and had to chuckle.  Other things made me chuckle too: the girl tying a string to a pet rock that she named Fluffy, her feeding  a glove she named Nibbles, and how she made a candy wrapper swim.

The illustrations for The Best Pet Ever are very different from the last two tiger tales books we reviewed. The color tones used by Deborah Allwright are soft and warm. The sky blue cover with the heart-shaped cloud is soothing. While the mother is wearing a lime green ponco as they walk by the pet shop, the lines are soft and the color not so vibrant. The extra little details on the page–the leaves fluttering in the wind, the flowers surrounding the glove in her basket, the hearts around the girl and the kitten–all add the perfect touch to these characters on the pages.

For a touching, yet humorous story, pick up a copy of The Best Pet Ever by Victoria Roberts.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Tiger Tales
  • ISBN-10: 1589250893
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589250895
  • SRP:  $15.95

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    Now, that I am over halfway through the books I received from tiger tales, I can definitely say I will be on the lookout for more books they publish. They put together quality products at affordable prices. The stories are imaginative and unique and the artwork superb.