The Big Pets

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Scholastic, Jan 1, 1991 - Animals - 32 pages
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Pets as big as a child's imagination--a cat that flies, a hamster big enough to ride, and a snake that becomes a jungle gym are some of the animals in this colorful book. "Pet owners of all ages will enjoy Smith's playful and sweetly oddball visions of animal-human friendship".--Booklist. American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists; " Society of Illustrators' Silver Medal. Full color. 4-8.

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Beautiful pictures and sensory writing. - Goodreads
I liked the story more than the illustrations. - Goodreads
The pictures are adorable! - Goodreads
The illustrations are my favorite part- so whimsical. - Goodreads
A few pictures spread across on to a second page. - Goodreads
... as writing prompts. - Goodreads

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About the author (1991)

Lane Smith has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, most recently Grandpa Green which was a 2012 Caldecott Honor book and It's a Book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for over six months and has been translated into over twenty languages. His other works include the national bestsellers Madam President and John, Paul, George & Ben. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor winner The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Math Curse; and Science Verse. Lane's other high profile titles include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky; The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders; Big Plans by Bob Shea; and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. In 1996 Lane served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach.

His books have appeared on the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year list four times. Lane and book designer Molly Leach live in rural Connecticut.

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