Piper's Pet Pursuit

One Little Girl's Quirky Path to Pet Ownership

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Pub Date 09 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 09 Jan 2024
Whimspire Books, LLC, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Children everywhere can relate to Piper's longing for a real furry friend. Despite her eagerness to prove she is ready for a pet, Piper's parents continue to say "no."

Frustration mounts until several unexpected and somewhat icky (according to her parents) house guests give Piper a much-needed distraction. Embodying the values her parents instilled in her, Piper goes above and beyond for these visitors and even rescues a few creatures from outside.

In a funny twist, the wacky events of the week, including a stunning transformation of her bedroom, lead Piper and her parents back to what she desires the most. Piper learns lessons about kindness, perseverance, creativity, and passion and that, sometimes, an unexpected path leads us to exactly what we want. 

Children everywhere can relate to Piper's longing for a real furry friend. Despite her eagerness to prove she is ready for a pet, Piper's parents continue to say "no."

Frustration mounts until several...

A Note From the Publisher

Illustrated by Luis Peres

Hardcover: 9798988925118

eBook: 9798988925156

Illustrated by Luis Peres

Hardcover: 9798988925118

eBook: 9798988925156

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Reader's Favorite 5-Star Review (December 2023) 

Reader's Favorite 5-Star Review (December 2023) 

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Piper's Pet Pursuit by Cortney Cino is an engaging book that will have kids laughing at the antics Piper goes through in pursuit of the perfect pet. Piper wants a pet and wants to show her parents that she can take care of one so she shows them all the ways she can be a good pet owner.

This book is very relatable to young readers. As a 2nd grade teacher, we do an opinion writing lesson on what animal is the perfect pet and why. This would be a great mentor text to get them engaged in the topic and get them excited about writing.

As a parent this is a great book to have children predict if Piper finds a pet or not, what pet that might be, what pet they think would be the perfect pet and why, etc. After each pet you can ask your child if that animal would make a good pet and why or why not. There are so many great ways to work on reading comprehension with this book.

The pictures are engaging and beautiful. This book will have parents and young readers hooked from the first page.

There are so many great reasons to read this book and as a teacher and a parent I am so glad there is literature like this to engage students and get them thinking and talking about text.

Teachers and parents, do yourself a favor and pick up this book on January 9, 2024. I know I will!

Thank you NetGalley and Courtney Cino for voluntarily letting me read this book and give an honest review.

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This is just an adorable story about a little girl who loves animals and is desperate to have a pet. The illustrations are also very cute, and perfect for the book.

When Piper's parents come up with a variety of excuses to explain to her why she cannot have a pet animal when other kids around her have cats and birds, she decides to apply her parents' instructions on hospitality in a way that leaves them flabbergasted.

Piper's parents are so taken aback by her use of the vintage dollhouse given to her by her grandmother - with which the little girl opens a Bed and Breakfast for some, ahem, unusual guests - that they finally crack!

And in the end, Piper gets her pet. Except it isn't really the end, because it is just the beginning of Piper's plans for her new, parentally-approved pet...

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