Some Of The Best Picture Books For Kids About Pets

Many preschoolers are familiar with pets, even if they do not have one of their own. These preschool and kindergarten books on pets are ideal for young children. Their themes range from amusing to meaningful (and occasionally both), with many emphasizing empathy and care for others.

Here are some of the great picture books on pets that Montessori-going kids would like. Have a great time reading these stories and watching your child's affection for their pets grow.

  1. You Don’t Want a Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman : This is an entertaining story to read to children who enjoy fantasy creatures such as unicorns. In this narrative, a child wishes for a unicorn, and it demonstrates how difficult it would be to get one.
  2. I Don’t Know What to Call My Cat by Simon Philip : Fullerton CA preschool teachers have observed that kids find it quite difficult to name their pets appropriately. After all, you want it to signify something to you. While reading this entertaining book, come up with a name for your pet.
  3. Lola Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn : It's a lot of fun to read with children who have pets. This narrative depicts what it will be like to have a pet. Preparing, assisting your pet is settling in, and all the other fun activities!
  4. No More Bows by Samantha Cotterill : A sweet story about a devoted dog. One of the best anecdotes on how devoted dogs are to their owners and how much they love them no matter what.
  5. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell : Clifford, Emily Elizabeth's dog, is the subject of this wonderful classic. Who wouldn't want to read about a giant dog?
  6. Silly Doggy by Adam Stower : Lily discovers a lost puppy in her garden in this amusing story. For a dog, he's quite large and hairy.
  7. What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss : Apart from picking on a name and preparing for its environment and needs, the most difficult element of acquiring a pet is deciding which one to adopt. Read this story about two siblings who must make the most difficult decision of their life.
  8. Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. Martin : Charlotte's parents give her a pet rock! Although not quite what she had expected, the rock was full of surprises!
  9. Sparky! by Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans : Montessori teachers read this book aloud to their students as it is a sweet story of a young girl who adopts a sloth as a pet.
  10. The Perfect Dog by Kevin O’Malley : What characteristics should the ideal dog possess? A little girl was deciding what characteristics to seek, and she came up with a long list! But, for a dog to be perfect, what qualities does it require?
  11. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion :This is a timeless tale about a white dog with black patches who refuses to bathe. Instead, he chooses to hide the scrub brush and embark on an expedition, becoming very muddy in the process. When he tries to return home, his family finds him practically unrecognizable!