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Friday 18 September 2020

Review: Piper Picks the Perfect Pet

Piper’s dilemma is which pet to choose. So many types of dogs: ones that prance, others that dance, one that is flouncy or another that’s bouncy. 

Or perhaps a cat? A tabby? A Persian? A Manx or Siamese? One that sleeps all day long, or the kind that are poetry in motion.

What about other pets? Small or large? A snake or donkey, an insect or fish? 

Should she choose a pet that will impress her friends? One that will win prizes?

How does one choose the perfect pet?


But dad tells her to use your heart and not your head. 

What will Piper choose? 

The best pet for her, of course! 

With assonance and rhyming verse, Piper Picks the Perfect Pet is ideal for reading aloud.

Short and sharp, with precise and perfect text, Caroline Tuohey has chosen her words carefully.

 Matched well with Nicky Johnson’s stunning illustrations, the story displays in sight and sound, the complexity of choice when deciding which pet to pick.

The stunning front covers show the cluster of animals Piper has to choose from. A gorgeous title page leads us into the story where the space surrounding the illustrations allows them to shine in their own light, as do the words.

Title: Piper Picks the Perfect Pet
Author: Caroline Tuohey
Illustrator: Nicky Johnston
Publisher: FORD ST , $16.9
Publication Date: 1 October 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925804591
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book