Jack's mother says he can choose a pet... but what pet to get? An elephant? (So difficult to take on vacation.) A polar bear? (It wouldn't like the central heating.) What about a Tyrannosaurus Rex? (Unfortunately, it's been extinct for 65 million years.) The gatefold on the last page reveals Jack's final choice, and a big surprise — literally!
"...Dodd's bold, broad, bug-eyed, in-your-face illustrations take this one over the top." — Booklist
"Lots of fun" — Publishers Weekly
"Funny foreshadowing and clever visual details abound..." — Kirkus Reviews
"Everything about this book works. Its large trim size fits Jack's oversize imagination perfectly. The animals spill over the spreads..." — School Library Journal