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.
i cannot tell you how much my girl loves this book. It’s been in our bedtime pile for over two weeks. i think it’s because she and sophia have so much in common: both are single-minded, persistent and quite skilled at lobbying for whatever the preschool cause de célèbre.
you want a preschooler walking around spraying spit everywhere in attempts to whistle? well this is the book for you. shield your eyes. this book is also fun for practicing opposites and prepositions (especially space relational words).