Prudence Wants a Pet

A Neal Porter Book. Illustrations by Stephen Michael King

Prudence wants a pet. Desperately. “No,” says Dad, “pets cost too much to keep.”  “No,” says Mom, “pets make noise.” But Prudence is determined. She finds her own pet. It is a…branch. But Branch isn’t exactly the pet of her dreams, and neither are Twig, Mr. Round (a car tire), or her baby brother Milo. Poor Prudence. Will she ever find the perfect pet? Age Range: 4 – 7 years.


this book so much I have adopted it as my pet. I drag it around with me wherever I go.  -LEMONY SNICKET

  • Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award
  • Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children’s Choice Award
  • Nebraska Golden Sower Award Master List
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Books