Picture books about pets
Five brilliant books about fluffy family friends
The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen (Hodder, £6.99)
It's every critter-craving child's dream; a pet shop with a sign in the window proclaiming 'everything must go!'. Inside the shelves are filled with a Noah's ark of living bargains - a friendly rat for a penny, a salamander, even a skink (which according to the bewhiskered sales assistant is a "sausage on legs"). This is a warm-hearted, nicely paced, lift-the-flap book containing more potential pets than you can shake a snake at.
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