In spite of the fact that this book (as have others we’ve read) gave my child an unrealistic idea of what kinds of pets her parents would approve, I enjoyed this book as much as my girl did. she liked the fact that a boy had a whale as a pet and I liked the relationship between the parent and the child. I appreciate that they kept their promise to him and had an open line of communication with their son.
all that self-affirmation… not that my toddler needs anymore of this but we are all for building strong foundations. it’s fun and silly. we like it. it may or may not devolve into putting stickers on faces to make polkadot skin.