Me Want Pet! by Tammi Sauer and Bob Shea

Browse the children’s section of your favorite independent bookshop and you will find quite a few exceptional books in which the main character desperately wants a pet. Well, let's see... Petunia wants a skunk. Prudence wants the pet of her dreams. Zelly Fried wants a dog. And, in our hilarious picture book of the day, Cave Boy "want pet." You see, he is tired of playing with rocks, sticks, and a club. What's a prehistoric boy to do? Why, naturally, he takes matters into his own hands and searches near and far until he finds a ...

How does Mama react to Cave Boy's new pet? "He too big. Where he sleep?" Uh-oh! Cave Boy tries again. This time he brings home a...

How does Papa react to his son's new pet?
"Make me sneeze! No can stay!" Poor Cave Boy! Should he try again? This youngster is not a quitter. He searches and searches until he finds a...

Will Mama, Papa, and Gran let Cave Boy keep a dodo bird? You'll have to head on over to your public library to find out.

Me Want Pet. By Tammi Sauer. Illustrated by Bob Shea. Simon and Schuster, 2012. Grades K-2.


1. I feel bad for not revealing how things turn out for clever Cave Boy and the baby dodo bird.

2. Tami Sauer's comical text and Bob Shea's bright and bold illustrations will make readers laugh out loud.

3. It is perfect for one-on-one sharing and storytime.

4. You can never have too many "I want a pet" books.

5. Me think it good book. ;-)

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* The giveaway runs from March 26 to 11:59 PM on March 29.

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Me Want Pet!, I will send you an email.

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  1. @Tammi - Me love book, too! Thank you for writing it. :)

  2. love the illustration tutorials. i can now become a famous illustrator. i am quitting my day job, today. thank you bob shea. and thank you tammi for such a fantastic story!

    1. Yes, once you've mastered the wooly mammoth you are SET. :)


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