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My Pet Raptor [Kindle Edition]

A.J. Cosmo

Kindle Price: CDN$ 1.99 includes free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

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Product Description

A raptor followed me home one day from school. I asked Mom if I could keep it and she said yes! But am I really ready to have a pet?

My Pet Raptor is an illustrated story perfect for 1st to 4th graders.

12 illustrations, great for color devices!

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1047 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Thought Bubble Publishing; 3rd edition (April 28 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007YMPWT6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #312,581 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.1 out of 5 stars  36 reviews
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty illustrations, poor grammar May 10 2012
By Kristen - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had higher hopes for this book. As it is geared towards children, I hoped for an error free book. Instead, there were spelling and grammar errors that I had to explain to my son. A good opportunity for learning, yes, but then he wondered how old the author was. Perhaps a quick revision with an editor would be helpful?


**** 5/21/12 ****

I noticed that this review was downvoted and that another, positive review was posted about 6 hours after this one went live. I see that the other reviewer seems to have all of the author's books. I'm so glad that she has enjoyed them so much and was able to leave so many 5 star reviews for her books. I see that she is also the author of children's books, which is a neat coincidence. That's the thing about books - some people like them and some people don't. For me, I buy hundreds of books for my kindle and ipad, so when I pay a few bucks for them, I don't expect greatness, but I do expect professional editing.

I feel like perhaps I should elaborate as the previous review was deemed "unhelpful." Comma use throughout the book has no consistency. For example, "I did Mom." "Well do something about it." versus using commas heavily in "I would have been upset, but I was too tired, and besides, he didn't destroy anything."

There are typos throughout, such as "soemthing" "riped" (rather than ripped) and occasionally an extra space like "I 'm".

The storyline is as follows. A child has a dinosaur follow him home. He asks mom if he can keep it and mom reluctantly agrees provided there is some responsibility. Chaos ensues, including a dish breaking session, a traumatized cat, a ripped to pieces backpack, middle of the night gargling and pantry destruction...

At the end, our protagonist admits his mistake and mom (who has the patience of a saint while waiting for her child to realize this) finds a local dinosaur breeder (one of many) to take his pet.

Now, of course it is fiction - however, in our family, we talk a lot about pets being for a lifetime and not supporting breeders. Not a huge deal, but if you are an animal adoption activist, I think this storyline will be off-putting.

So this is why my review was not glowing. I tried my best to be positive though, as any book takes an incredible amount of effort. I also hoped that my review of the typos might prompt the author to do a re-read on her next book or speak with her editor. I hope my further explanation serves to make this review more helpful.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My boys really enjoyed reading this book June 4 2012
By Alicia Nakamura - Published on
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My 3 boys, all different reading levels, enjoyed taking turns reading this book. Having pets of our own they liked discussing if the right choices were made for this type of pet. A good read.
4.0 out of 5 stars decent book, not groundbreaking, but the kids love it. June 22 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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Pretty good simple read for younger readers. It's my 3 1/2 year old's favorite. They love dinosaurs so it's a hands down winner for them.
5.0 out of 5 stars cute story with a message June 19 2014
By Annie Miller - Published on
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Cute story. Grandson found it enjoyable and easy to read. He also said the boy in the story sounded like him...
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the idea of the book April 19 2014
By laura sulvetta - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't really know why I chose 5 stars.
I love the idea of the book and I love the new version.
I liked that the pet was a raptor.

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