Kindergarten-Grade 2-Despite her allergies, Emma wants a pet as a birthday gift. Her parents agree to her request-as long as she selects an animal without fur. Emma chooses a lizard, and she and her brother Max delight in its eating habits and changing color. When Emma realizes that Max is unhappy because he doesn't have his own pet, she convinces her father to get him a lizard. Little portrays real characters who bring everyday problems to satisfying conclusions. Simple, full-color line-and-watercolor illustrations do a great job of capturing expressions of confusion, worry, anger, and joy. An exceptional beginning reader.
Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX
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Gr. 1-2. In this I Can Read book, the words are simple but the story is complex, with several chapters and a fair amount of dialogue to challenge readers' skills. The story also gives readers something to think about beyond translating letters into words. Max wants a dog, but his sister, Emma, is allergic. A family visit to the pet store eventually solves the problem--a lizard seems the perfect pet--but lessons are learned about animal care and family relationships before the sweet ending occurs. Stephanie Zvirin
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Cute story. Seems targeted toward kids who have pet allergies and are bummed out by not being able to have fuzzy pets.Published 12 months ago by Margrethe Hackett
Great Book for kids of all ages. Easy to read and well illustrated. Best series of books on market for early readers.Published 21 months ago by Larry Reed
Short, manageable chapters for my 4-year-old. Emma has allergies so she has to get a lizard and her brother wants one too.Published on August 19, 2013 by K. Snowden