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Author: John Hutton, MD

Illustrator: Andrea Kang

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Publisher: Blue Manatee Press,

Material: board book

Summary: What are pets and what do they do? Discover all kinds of animal pets in this rhyming book. This boardbook is part of the Baby Unplugged series.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 4 to 6

Interest Level: 1 to 3

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a fun, fun series. All of the books make it easy to point to objects and name them, but this one puts animals in context, not only by what they are, but how having a pet makes us feel.

Pros: From the usual cats and dogs to horses, rabbits, turtles, and fish, there are lots of pets to talk about.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. These are must have board books. Plenty sturdy to withstand lots and lots of handling.

If You Liked This Book, Try: YARD, A BABY UNPLUGGED BOOK   BARK, GEORGE   TOUCH AND FEEL PETS (Touch and Feel Series)

Educational Themes: Like Yard and Blanket this book about pets offers lots of fun reading and learning. Colors, animals, feelings, counting ... you name it.

Notes: The Reading Tub reviewed the book in conjunction with an Author Showcase feature.

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, picture book series, rhyme

Date(s) Reviewed: May 2012

Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews found at the time of this review. See reader feedback at and


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