A gay little story of Barbie, who was given a pet- and then another and another- in the hopes that they would quiet her down, for she was a wild little thing. An amusing succession of pets eventually led to an elephant, and gay little Barbie became so doleful that her family decided they liked her the old way better. So a good, noisy, naughty puppy brought back the wild note to the house. Simple and amusing tale, with more content than the usual book for this 5 to 8 age level. The humor at times is fish but they like it that way.