Saturday, September 17, 2016

My Favorite Pets: A Book Review

About The Book:

A hilarious picture book from New York Times bestselling author of The Penderwicks Jeanne Birdsall and New York Times bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss about one child's outrageous school essay on his "pet" sheep.

Things to know about sheep:
Sheep live outside.
Sheep have wool.
Sheep will not learn to ride a skateboard.
Sheep will not climb a tree.
Sheep will come into the house...but this will get you into trouble.

Seventeen sheep plus one Gus means that life is never dull on the farm! From National Book Award winning author Jeanne Birdsall and New York Times Bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss comes a hilarious tale about man's other best friend.

About The Authors:

When Jeanne Birdsall was young, she promised herself she'd be a writer someday--so that she could write books for children to discover and enjoy, just as she did at her local library. She is also the author of The Penderwicks, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, The Penderwicks on Gardam StreetThe Penderwicks at Point Mouette, and The Penderwicks in SpringJeanne lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband and an assortment of animals, including a dog named Cagney. You can find out more about Jeanne, her books, and her animal friends at

Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. He grew up in upstate New York amidst a family of successful painters and illustrators, and is also the illustrator of A Fine, Fine School by Newbery-Award winner Sharon Creech and Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin; among many others. Harry lives in South Burlington, Vermont. Learn more about Harry and his work at

My Review:

Oh my goodness, what a fun read. I have had this book in my home for about two weeks now, and it has been ready at least twice daily. It is very obviously a favorite read and I am not going to disagree. It is hilarious, with fun adventures for Gus and his sheep, and I loved the illustrations! 

A great gift idea for all children, and with the Christmas shopping season coming up it would be a great gift this year! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can buy My Favorite Pets directly through Penguin Random House or your favorite local book retailer.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Penguin Random House, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***  

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