Title: I Wish That I Could Have a Pet
Author: Dorothy Rose
Illustrator: Kelly Oechsli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster, Inc.
Publication Date: 1987
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Gr. 1

Overview: A poem about a boy who gives all the reasons why he wants a pet and the types of pets he would want to have. Fun poem for young readers learning poetry. Great illustrations of animals making the reader wanting to turn the page to see what’s next.

Activity: Have the students write their own poem about pets.

Reviewer’s Name: Chris O’Donovan