by Gillian Shields, illustrated by Dan Taylor
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008. Unpaged. Picture book.
What do you do when you want a dog? First, you wish for one. Second, you try to convince your mom that it's a good idea to have a dog, including attempted hypnosis. When that doesn't work, you finally decide to make do with what you already have--a fish.
In this utterly charming book, we see the power of choosing to be happy with what we have. The retro illustrations by Dan Taylor are wonderful and delightful with a beautiful color palette and really make the story soar. This is a great read!