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Whitfield State School students and Prudence Wants a Pet

Prudence Wants a Pet, by Cathleen Daly, ill. Stephen Michael King,            ISBN 9781741699654, Scholastic

Reviewed by Whitfield State School, QLD

Prudence wants a pet (cover)

Students at Whitfield State School recently read Prudence Wants a Pet—a picture book about a little girl who desperately wants a pet but her parents say ‘no’. Could a branch make a good pet? Perhaps a twig … ?

We love this fabulous artwork and writing sent in by some of the students, who are only 6 and 7 years old.

Favourite pages from the book (by Monorom, Whitfield State School, QLD)
Favourite pages from the book (by Monorom)


The characters in the story (Artwork by Summer, Whitfield State School, QLD)
The characters in the story (by Summer)


Prudence (by Samantha, Whitfield State School, QLD)
Prudence (by Samantha)


Prudence (by Tabitha, Whitfield State School, QLD)
Prudence (by Tabitha)


A favourite page (by Taylah, Whitfield State School, QLD)
A favourite page (by Taylah)


Thank you Monorom, Summer, Samantha, Tabitha and Taylah for sharing your artwork and writing with us. Keep up the good work!

"Undercover Readers Club logo"* Whitfield State School is a member of our Undercover Readers Club. A review copy of Prudence Wants a Pet was provided by the publisher.

7 thoughts on “Whitfield State School students and Prudence Wants a Pet”

  1. Well done Whitfield Students. What wonderful artwork. I am going to go to the library this School Holidays to borrow Prudence Wants a Pet so the other children in our family can also enjoy the story.

  2. Wow, Summer, Tabitha, Monorom, Samatha and Taylah, I was so excited to see your wonderful art work up on the blog. Well done. You know I think you are all such good artists. Prudence Wants a Pet really was a funny book and I think you captured that so well in your pictures.
    Ms Camden

  3. Well, your pictures made me want to read the book! I will have to go find it in our library. Have you read I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff yet? I recommend that book since you are reading about kids who want a pet.
    Happy day to you all from Seattle, WA

  4. Thank you for sharing about ‘Prudance wants a Pet.’ It sounds like a great book. I will have to go out and buy it to share with my students when we learn about pets next year.

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