With a long history of all types of pets of their own, the Westleys introduce their experiences with chapters on the value...

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With a long history of all types of pets of their own, the Westleys introduce their experiences with chapters on the value of pets for children, their usefulness for shut-ins, types for city apartments, and farm and wild companions. From there they settle down to dogs, cats, guinea pigs, mice, Hamsters, rabbits and then get in their stride with the more unusual varieties, otters, bears, monkeys, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, woodchucks, cheetahs, chimpanzees, to return to the more modest affairs of a terrarium, turtles and tortoises. From their intimate knowledge of care and feeding, raising and housing, they offer an array of animal lore that should be helpful for anyone contemplating an ordinary or an extraordinary addition to the home and their stories of their children and all the animals they have known have a warm personal appeal. Although this can be used as a guide and how-to-do book, the natural history -- domesticated, as it were -- has its own fascination, and again, with the picture of adults and children engrossed in the same hobby, this has a definite family participation market.

Pub Date: May 26, 1954

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1954