If you wanted a pet dog, but your mom said no, how would you convince her to change her mind? In The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama, the little boy pleads for a dog, only to be told that they are too messy and loud. So, he decides to ask for a pet dragon instead. His mother foolishly allows him to keep one, if he can find it. Do you think that dragons are tidier and quieter than dogs?The retro style color illustrations perfectly convey the story, and the pictures of the tambourine playing, spaghetti bath taking dragon are priceless. This adds ups to a surefire storytime winner.
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