So You Want a Puppy is the perfect book to get any child who has been asking, begging, pleading, wheedling for a pet of their own! It manages to stay cute and bright, while still being honest about some of the difficulties of being a pet's caretaker. There are even more detailed tips and information in the back of the book, as well as the Humane Society's website to promote shelter adoption!
The story itself is also extremely endearing, following a young man and his new puppy. The rhyme is lovely, and the paint-style illustrations are adorable. Definitely an excellent purchase to prequel a child's very first pet!