by Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943-

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j SF473.P3 A47 2001
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j SF473.P3 A47 2001
Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 636.6 ALT
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 636.6 ALT
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Pine Center Branch Juvenile CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Juvenile
Having a pet can be one of the great pleasures in a young life. This warmly written, informative series sheds light on some of the animals that make the best pets. Accompanied by engaging photographs, the text provides practical information as well as fascinating history and folklore. (Where did the Easter Bunny come from?) Each book is full of history, fun facts, petcare hints and general information that will help to expand the reader's understanding of and appreciation for these loved creatures.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-6. These two books in the Perfect Pets series are by different authors but not noticeably different in style. Of course, they cover the same sort of information about their respective subjects. Both provide some background on the animals they introduce: Hinds, for example, explains how gerbils and hamsters came to be raised in captivity. Hints on housing, feeding, training, exercise, and keeping a pet safe and comfortable follow. Hinds also gets into the main differences between hamsters and gerbils as well as the differences in keeping them as pets. Altman briefly mentions members of the parrot family that are popular pets--parakeets and lovebirds, for instance--then talks generally about care. The full-color photos are winning, if at times a bit fuzzy, and they're certainly an enticement to visit the pet store. The texts are very accessible, with enough to get young pet keepers off to a good start. Hind's book has a better list of further resources. See the Series Roundup for other titles. --Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Perfect pets.
Subjects Parrots -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Benchmark Books,2001
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 076141102X (lib. bdg.)
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