Here are some of the very best picture books about pets we are sure any child would love, from dogs to cats and sloths, even rocks! Have the best time reading these books and watch your child grow in appreciation of their beloved pets.
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You Don’t Want A Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman - This is a fun story to read to kids who like fantasy creatures, like unicorns. In this story, a child will wish for a unicorn and it will show how troublesome it will be to have one.
I Don’t Know What to Call My Cat by Simon Philip - One of the toughest things about getting a pet is giving them a name. You want it to be something meaningful after all. Brainstorm for a name while reading this fun book!
No More Bows by Samantha Cotterill - An adorable story about a loyal dog. One of the best stories that shows just how loyal dogs are and how much they love you no matter what.
Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. Martin - Charlotte gets a pet rock from her parents! Not quite what she expected, but the rock was full of surprises!
Lola Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn - Fun to read with kids who have pets. This story shows how it will be like when you get a pet. Getting ready, helping your pet settle, and all the other fun (responsible) things!
Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell - A great classic about Emily Elizabeth’s dog Clifford. Who wouldn’t enjoy reading about a giant dog?
Silly Doggy by Adam Stower - A funny story where Lily finds a lost dog in her garden. He’s very big and very shaggy… for a dog.
What Pet Should I Get? By Dr. Seuss - The hardest part of getting a pet besides deciding what to name it and preparing for its habitat and necessities is choosing which one to adopt. Read this story where two siblings face the hardest decision of their lives.
Sparky! by Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans - A very adorable book about a young girl who got a pet sloth.
The Perfect Dog by Kevin O’Malley - What traits should the perfect dog have? A young girl was deciding on what traits to look out for, and she listed many! But what trait does a dog really need to be perfect?