Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Puppies, Kittens, and Other Pop-up Pets

Puppies, Kittens, and Other Pop-up Pets

Matthew Reinhart
Novelty Picture Book
For ages 3 to 6
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375871740

All over the world there are children who beg their parents to get them a pet. “It can be something small,” they say with large bright pleading eyes. “I’ll take care of it,” they promise, looking very earnest.

As they look through this novelty picture book, children can practice choosing their perfect pet. There are “So many you can choose” we are told. “Which one is right for you?”

Perhaps a kitten would be best, though a puppy that “loves a game of fetch” might be more fun. Maybe some little hamsters would be the perfect pets. They can run around their cage “nibbling food to fill their cheeks.” A parrot would be amusing, especially if it tries to talk.

With pop-ups and other novelty features on every page, this is the perfect book for a child who is longing to have a pet.