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Peculiar Pets

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Thinking about getting a new pet? How would you like to be the first person on your block to have a potbellied pig? Or perhaps you'd rather cuddle up with a furry ferret. Miniature horses are fun to have around--just make sure you've got a large backyard. As children are about to discover, the world of pets is a lot bigger than just cats and dogs. Vivid, eye-popping photographs and fascinating information will amaze young readers as they learn about the history of how these unusual animals became pets, what it takes to give them a good home, and most importantly--how to decide whether the animals are the right pets for their families.

 
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Peculiar Pets (4 titles)
Cover: Furry Ferrets Furry Ferrets 5.1
Cover: Green Iguanas Green Iguanas 5.0
Cover: Miniature Horses Miniature Horses 4.7
Cover: Potbellied Pigs Potbellied Pigs 4.6
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF003170
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2010
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Peculiar Pets
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781597168595, 9781597169660, 9780982476130
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
 

Peculiar Pets

These accessible… texts include personal anecdotes, trivia (e.g., “Some potbellied pigs can be taught to paint”), and recommendations for successful pet/owner relationships. Each volume includes an “at a glance” section with facts about physical characteristics, life span, and “personality traits.” The many vivid photographs will catch pet-lovers’ attention.

Peculiar Pets

These accessible… texts include personal anecdotes, trivia (e.g., “Some potbellied pigs can be taught to paint”), and recommendations for successful pet/owner relationships. Each volume includes an “at a glance” section with facts about physical characteristics, life span, and “personality traits.” The many vivid photographs will catch pet-lovers’ attention.

Peculiar Pets

Before Lunis delves into introductory facts and care requirements for these atypical companions, she employs anticipatory storytelling, discussing the antics of a particular pet. The language in these charming books is lively, describing, for example, how ferrets “pounce on loose shoes and socks, play hide-and-seek with their owners, and chase anything that rolls.” The illustrations are vivid, with photos offering some amusing shots such as in Green Iguanas where an owner is pictured walking his lizard on a leash. This series will hold readers’ attention, but also challenge them to consider the responsibilities required of owners of unusual creatures and whether these pets are the right choice. For example, readers are reminded that miniature horses need a big backyard and that potbellied pigs can suffer from boredom or unhappiness when left alone. The texts are supplemented by fact boxes and the further reading includes a link to the publisher’s webliography for each book.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs