Friday, November 27, 2009

Bridget Fidget and the Most Perfect Pet by Joe Berger

Berger, Joe. Bridget Fidget and the Most Perfect Pet. New York: Dial, 2008.

Bridget Fidget wants a pet more than anything. She wants a particular kind of pet—a unicorn. She will name it Thunderhooves. When a large box is delivered, Bridget is ecstatic. Surely it is her unicorn. The large box contains a multitude of packing peanuts and a small box. Bridget adjusts her idea of the perfect pet to a mouse. But is a mouse really in the box?

What I thought: Absolutely delightful. I couldn’t resist reading a book in which the main character shares my name. Bridget is just want a little girl ought to be—impetuous and mischievous (without realizing she’s either). Berger’s illustrations remind me of pictures books from years ago. The colors are simple and the lines bold. Very pleasing.

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