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Title: An Octopus Followed Me Home
Author: Dan Yaccarino
Illustrator: Dan Yaccarino
Age Range: 2 - school age

This is a wonderful book. Its rhyming prose tells the story of a daughter that was whining for a pet. She begs her father to let her keep an octopus that follows her home. Her angry father reminds her of all of the pets that she has had:

Penguins (all lined up in the refrigerator)
Bear (hibernating curved around the sofa)
Crocodile (under the bed)
Ostrich (with its head in the sink)
G iraffe (waving good bye through the chimney)

These rediculous pets are highlighted by the wonderful illustrations in the book.