Once there was a boy who wanted something to take care of. Something of his very own. He begged his mother for a puppy. Until she said YES!
The boy loved his puppy. He fed him and played with him and cuddled him. But soon, the dog wanted something to take care of - something of his very own. So the dog gets a pet cat, then the cat gets a pet bird, the bird gets a pet worm, the worm gets a pet flea . . . . and on and on it goes as utter chaos ensues.
This charming picture book cleverly captures a universal wish - to love and care for something - and shows that you're never too little to share in that dream.
Elise Broach is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of books for children and young adults, including The Wolf Keepers, Shakespeare's Secret, Masterpiece, and the Superstition Mountain Mysteries series as well as The Miniature World of Marvin and James, James to the Rescue and Trouble at School with Marvin and James. She lives in Connecticut with her family. Eric Barclay is the creator of I Can See Just Fine, Hiding Phil, and Counting Dogs. He has also illustrated several books for young readers. He lives in Texas with his family.