Saturday, April 25, 2015

Petlandia by Peter Hannan

This is a cute silly story that will make you laugh.  I had to read it because the cat wants to be the "Queen" of Petlandia...

Scholastic and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 28th, so you can grab a copy at your local bookstore shortly.

The cat was quite happy in the household until they brought the dog home.  Then they spent their whole time with the dog.  The ultimate sin was that they petted the dog's belly and he loved it.  Nobody petted her belly!

She decides it's time for mutiny.  She gets the dog to help by telling him that belly pets are being banned.  They drag the humans outside on their mattresses and lock them out.  Then they vote on who will run Petlandia.  Unfortunately, the dog wins the election.  Then it starts to resemble a poker game.

The cat finds other animals in the household to make her vote count higher.  She gets the rats and the bats to vote for her.  In desperation, the dog gets his fleas to vote.  It gets more ridiculous as you go along.

It's silly enough to make young ones laugh but it's also a fun story to read.  Maybe your child can come up with some other ideas about who might vote in this "democracy".  I hate to say it, but it does sometimes remind me of presidential elections.  You read it and tell me what you think about it.

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