|Elise Broach. Eric Barclay, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||40 / 2018|
Once there was a boy who wanted something to take care of. He begged his mother for a puppy until she finally agreed. The boy loved his puppy; he fed him and played with him and cuddled him. But in this book for readers 4 to 7 by the creator of the Marvin & James series, the dog wanted something to take care of—something of his very own. So the dog gets a pet cat, then the cat gets a pet bird, the bird gets a pet worm, and the worm gets a pet flea. Cheerful and comic, Eric Barclay's watercolor, ink, and pencil illustrations perfectly capture the chaos that ensues.