There’s no better time to revisit a book like Some Pets, with the arrival of both National Pet Month and National Mental Health Awareness Month.
With the arrival of two very special holidays this month, we decided to bring this really special book back to life on our site. National Pet Month and National Mental Health Awareness Month play an important role in the identity of our company. Pets are our best friends and are always there when we’re not feeling our best. This book represents both of these important aspects of the month, so we couldn’t help but share it again.
New York City’s children’s book store, Books of Wonder is a true NYC treasure, so it is only appropriate that what you find inside is magical too. It was founded in 1980 and is currently New York City’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore and the city’s leading specialist in children’s literature, so it’s no surprise we found Some Pets, a true gem.
Using the setting of a pet show, the story highlights the traits that make pets so great. Author Angela DiTerlizzi writes playful verse such as, “Some pets slither./ Some pets bound./ Some pets scurry round and round,” as Brendan Wenzel vividly illustrates a striped snake navigating an obstacle course, a rabbit bounding over hurdles, and a hamster giving it all he’s got on a wheel. Bouncy verse, playful illustrated details, and abundant affection between animals and humans add up to an exuberant reminder of the joy that having a pet can bring.
Some pets sit.
Some pets stay.
Some pets fetch,
And some pets play.
Come one, come all, to the pet show! With dogs and cats, horses and chickens, hamsters and chinchillas—and many, many more!—this book celebrates animal companions of all shapes and sizes. Who will take home the coveted Best in Show ribbon? Join the fun to find out!
This post has been updated from April 10, 2017
Source Simon & Schuster