By Maggie Rudy
Beach Lane Books, 2014. Picture Book
Have you ever really, really wanted a pet? Well, the mice in this book do. I Wish I had a Pet reads like a non-fiction informational book about pets--but because it is mice that are looking for the perfect pet, a whole different set of problems arise. Mice are small, so the kinds of pets they can adopt are somewhat limited. Rudy has created her story with adorably realistic mice and animal dolls which are then photographed, giving the book even more of a non-fiction book illusion. A not-to-be-missed treat.