Title: Birthday Pet
Author: Ellen Javernick
“It was Danny’s birthday and his folks said he could get any kind of animal
he wanted for a pet. Danny thought it over before he went to bed.
‘All I really want is a turtle,’” he said. But instead, his family gets him a
dog, a kitten, a rat, and a bird. Danny shakes his head after each gift is
offered until finally he receives the present he’s wished for all along.
Accompanying each amusing stanza are Kevin O Malley’s cheerful illustrations
using design markers and colored pencil.