- Publisher: Collins Educational
- Format: Paperback | 24 pages
- Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm x 5mm | 68g
- Publication date: 5 January 2005
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 000718591X
- ISBN 13: 9780007185917
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 639,677
'I want a pet! I want a pet! I hope I like the pet I get!' When a boy goes to the Strange Pet Shop to find a pet, there's no knowing what he'll find there. He is very particular, and nothing at the Strange Pet Shop suits him until, at last the perfect pet comes bounding through the door! * Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. * Text type - A poem with predictable structure and patterned language. * At the end of the story is a poster advertising the Strange Pet Shop, which is ideal for further discussion and supporting further work outside the reading session. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Animals and us. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.
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Kaye is a much loved children's author and has written: novels, stories, picture books, plays, poems, first readers, joke books, music books, audio books and large print books. Kaye regularly visits school, libraries and book fairs. Adrian Bradbury was born in Manchester and worked as a PE teacher before moving overseas to teach English in Europe, the Middle East and Far East. After returning to England he worked as Deputy Head in three schools and now divides his time between teaching and writing. As well as writing educational materials for HarperCollins and other publishers, he also writes humorous football books for children. His hobbies include playing the piano and all sports.
'I want a pet! I want a pet!' But at the Strange Pet Shop, it isn't easy to find the perfect pet. A lively rhyming text.