All young children adore pets, and here they will find a whole variety of them, from dazzling goldfish and cute puppies to a hungry hamster and a beautiful budgie. This first word and picture book will delight babies and toddlers, who will love looking at it, either with grown-ups or by themselves. The book's strong, dramatic pictures, and informative and entertaining point-and-say format encourage word skills and recognition. The animals depicted range from the tiniest little mice to larger creatures like horses and ponies, and from commonplace cats and kittens to more exotic pets such as a frog, a parrot and a chinchilla. This soft-to-touch boardbook is specially designed for youngsters and adults to enjoy together, with a wipe-clean cover and sturdy board pages. Visually exciting, enjoyable to use and built to last, this is an ideal introduction to the world of books. Experts agree that preschool children respond more immediately to photographs than to illustrations. This stimulating series is designed to capture a child's attention with bright images and familiar shapes that he or she will recognize. Here they will see cute, floppy-eared rabbits and scaly tortoises. They can compare the sizes of big and little breeds of dog. The final page shows a group of assorted pets together. Meanwhile, adults can point to and repeat the simple captions. This chunky boardbook will bring a smile to any little one's face.