All young children adore pets - and here they will find all the best-loved types, from dazzling fish and cute kittens to playful puppies and hungry hamsters. You can find out what dogs and cats like to eat, learn what baby fish are called, and see some of the different breeds. The simple, lively text encourages reading skills and interactive questioning. It includes special themed pages on how to take care of an animal - and pet playtime, with lots of children stroking their rabbits and cuddling their guinea pigs. Young readers will love looking at, pointing to and recognizing all the animals, either on their own or with a grown-up. Experts agree that young children respond more immediately to photographs than to illustrations. Devised with the help of educational specialists, this first words and picture boardbook is visually appealing, designed for preschoolers to enjoy and to learn from. It is full of fun images of animals of all shapes and sizes - from tiny, shiny goldfish to a big bay horse. The book combines straightforward text with bold, bright photographs to promote the development of literacy and recognition. The images are grouped by species, showing key facts about each one, such as the food and toys each animal likes, and pictures of mothers with their babies. The final pages challenge readers to link various creatures with the items they need. This encourages youngsters to make connections, and to see how various things evolve and work together.