Some Pets

Come one, come all, to the pet show! With dogs and cats, horses and chickens, hamsters and chinchillas—and many, many more!—this book celebrates animal companions of all shapes and sizes. Who will take home the coveted Best in Show ribbon? Join the fun to find out!


Some pets squeeze.
Some pets nuzzle.
Some pets lick.
Some pets cuddle.

What They're Saying:

"Using the setting of a pet show (a pretty raucous one), DiTerlizzi and Wenzel highlight the traits that make pets so great in this companion to 2014’s Some Bugs. “Some pets slither./ Some pets bound./ Some pets scurry round and round,” writes DiTerlizzi as Wenzel’s vivid mixed-media artwork shows a striped snake navigating an obstacle course, a rabbit bounding over hurdles, and a hamster giving it all he’s got on a wheel. Bouncy verse, playful illustrated details, and abundant affection between animals and humans add up to an exuberant reminder of the joy that having a pet can bring."

-Publishers Weekly

"DiTerlizzi’s spare, rhyming words give structure to Wenzel’s kaleidoscopic illustrations, which in their turn amply adorn the minimalist text. The plot is a celebration of diversity, both human and animal, as everyone cavorts and cuddles. The idea of animals sharing space with humans in a human-created habitat is a nice one, and a note from the creators at the end emphasizes the commitment needed for responsible pet ownership."


"A rollicking time is had by all at the Pet Show...The brightly colored illustrations are jam-packed with detail which will surely please emerging readers — as much as the idea of choosing a pet of their own."

-The Toledo Blade

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