Jackson has always wanted a pet.
Something BIG and WILD and EXCITING! So imagine his disappointment when his dad brings home...a hamster.
Not giving up hope, Jackson names his little bundle of fluff Monster, and tries to teach him to be the outrageous pet he really wants. But when Monster won't fetch sticks or climb trees, Jackson loses interest in caring for him altogether, and it takes a surreal taste of role reversal to show Jackson the error of his ways.
Complemented by Charlotte Middleton's edgy illustrations, Angela McAllister's monstrously funny story will have readers roaring with laughter, while it delivers an important message about the rewards and responsibilities of owning a pet.
|Lexile ® Measure
|Angela McAllister and Charlotte Middleton
|Ages 4 to 6
|Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing