pets -- fiction

Me Want Pet! by Tammi Sauer

Me Want Pet by Tammi Sauer

"Me Want Pet!" Cave Boy grunts to his family. Sure, he has rocks, sticks, and a club, but all of those possessions pale in comparison to companionship!

Cave Boy starts looking everywhere for potential pets, and he finds some strong contenders. A woolly mammoth follows him home one day, but he's too big to comfortably fit in the cave with everyone else!

Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly

Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly

Prudence Wants a Pet explores the troubles of a pet-yearning girl with dry humor and simple, fun imagery. We already know what Prudence desires, but her parents are in no mood to sacrifice money or peace and quiet in exchange for a kitty or a puppy. So Prudence decides to take matters into her own hands.

The Tales of Olga da Polga by Michael Bond

The Tales of Olga da Polga by Michael Bond

The Tales of Olga da Polga, by Michael Bond—creator of the Paddington Bear books, features a feisty, queenly, and imaginative guinea pig who leaves the dull life of an English pet shop to go live with her own “Sawdust People” in “a house with legs” in their garden. For another guinea pig, it would be just a sensible, comfortable life change, but Olga is not just another guinea pig.

Snook Alone

By Marilyn Nelson

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Through the power of faith, a monk named Abba Jacob and his loyal rat terrier, Snook, are reunited after being separated by a ferocious storm.
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Waiting for Magic

By Patricia MacLachlan

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When Papa goes away for a little while, his family tries to cope with the separation by adopting four dogs and a cat.
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Prudence Wants a Pet

By Cathleen Daly

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Prudence wants a pet so much that she adopts a branch, a twig, a tire, and even a shoe named Formal Footwear, but none is a suitable pet for Prudence.

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