My Tiny Pet

My Tiny Pet

A witty celebration of the tiny tardigrade, a microscopic creature that looks like a bear

Living in a tiny house has one huge drawback--no space for pets. So when a little girl's parents announce that it's time for the family to simplify, downsizing from a huge home in the city to a tiny house in the woods, it's quite a blow--after all, she's grown quite fond of her pet poodles, cats, tarantula, snake, hedgehogs, mice, birds, fish, octopus, rabbits, pony, pig, and turtles. Fortunately, she finds them all good homes, and she has to admit that she enjoys her new simpler life.
There's just one thing: She still really wants just one pet.
At first the answer is no. But using a little scientific savvy, she finds one that could be just the right fit--how could anyone turn down a pet smaller than an ant's eye that doesn't need special food or toys or walking, and will always be small enough to squeeze into their home, no matter how much they downsize?
Jessie Hartland creatively blends fantasy and science in a far-out story that bursts with exuberance. Her whimsical art celebrates one very thoughtful, persistent little girl and introduces readers to the tiny tardigrade, with its fascinating array of survival skills.

Title:My Tiny Pet
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524737535
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    My Tiny Pet Reviews

  • La Coccinelle

    The concept of this book is sort of cute. Who ever considered a tardigrade as a pet? Kids will learn quite a bit about these nifty little creatures... as long as they can stomach the sight of them (th...

  • Abigail

    Used to living in a large house in the city, together with her parents and numerous pets, a young girl must adjust when her mother and father decide to downsize, moving them to a tiny house in the mid...

  • Abby Johnson

    This is a cute take on a kid-wants-a-pet story. When her parents decide to downsize and move to a tiny house, a little animal-loving girl decides to make her case for just one pet: a tardigrade. How c...

  • Michelle

    This animal was the answer to a bar trivia question!! LMAO!...

  • Edward Sullivan

    A little girl with minimalist parents convinces the microscopic tardigrade is an acceptable pet....

  • Rhiannon Johnson

    Read my review in the August 2019 issue of Missoula Lifestyle magazine https://issuu.com/lifestylepubs/docs/...the August 2019 issue of Missoula Lifestyle magazineMost parents are familiar with the ne...

  • Gina

    I kind of hated this one, perhaps somewhat unfairly.To spend some time on the tardigrade, the author starts with a family in a big house full of pets that is overstimulating, including with the busine...

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com

    A cute story about a girl who loves her pets, but her family is moving to a tiny house. What will she do with all of her pets? Then after moving into her family's new tiny home how will she find the p...

  • Jj

    It was delightful! I enjoyed this irreverent story of a family continually downsizing and simplifying, and the tale of how the young narrator winds up with a Tardigrade (you may already know them from...

  • Juliana Lee

    From a large house filled with hundreds of pets, to a tiny house with no pets, this little girl starts to wonder what kind of pet she might be allowed to get. In science class she learns about an anim...