Topic Books about Pets and Animal for Children EYFS & KS1

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That Pesky Rat 

by Lauren Child

At night, when Rat is tucked up in his crisp packet, he looks up at all the cosy windows and wonders what it would be like to belong to somebody. To be an actual pet. Follow his journey as he finds a real home of his own.

Strictly No Elephants 

by Lisa Mantchev

Today is Pet Club day. There will be cats and dogs and fish, but no elephants are allowed. Now it is time for a boy and his tiny pet elephant to show them what it means to be a true friend. Imaginative and lyrical, this story captures the magic of friendship and the joy of having a pet.

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The Detective Dog 

by Julia Donaldson

Peter’s dog Nell is always solving mysteries and finding all of Peter’s lost toys. When she’s not cracking cases, Nell goes to school with Peter and listens to the children read. But one day they arrive to find all the books have disappeared! Who could have taken them, and why? Nell's on the case!

This Moose Belongs to Me

by Oliver Jeffers

Most of the time, Wilfred's moose, Marcel, was a very obedient pet. But one day, while deep in the woods, someone else claims the moose as their own…Is Marcel really Wilfred’s pet after all? A beautifully-illustrated, witty and thought-provoking story, exploring the concept of ownership and wildlife.

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The Great Dog Bottom Swap 

by Peter Bently

The day has arrived for the Dogs' Summer Ball. It's so high class, that each dog must remove their bottom before they are allowed inside the hall. But in the middle of all the frivolity something unexpected happens and the dogs have to make a hasty exit... with or without the correct bottom!