A typical request—a girl asks her parents for a pet but as they are scientists, she doesn’t receive a typical, straightforward answer. Thus, she sets out on a careful and methodical search for the perfect pet. “What is the best pet for me? Once my query was revealed, I prepped to study in the field. I tucked a notebook under my arm. Desired destination: farm.” Her fields of study take her to the farm, zoo, and then to the woods behind her home. Her final destination is Pets “R” Us—but what exactly does she end up with? Clever and entertaining rhyming verses by Lisa Wheeler and illustrations by Zachariah Ohora in The Pet Project: Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses.