When Rory meets his friend Sheldon's pet crab, he realizes he wants a pet of his own. He searches high and low--from tree tops to sand pits--for a creature to love. It's at the end of a long day, when Rory least expects it, that he meets George.
Comic artist Liz Climo celebrates the bond between child and pet with her adorable, deceptively simple illustrations and her timeless story of a child's quest for companionship.
Rory, first seen in Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad, has just met his buddy Hank's new pet crab, and now Rory wants his own pet. After some false starts "Would you like to be my pet?" Rory asks a tortoise. "Nope," it replies a coconut falls out of a tree. Problem solved. "Dad, he followed me home can I keep him?" Rory shouts; Dad just stares. No matter. The coconut promptly named George is the pet of Rory's dreams, and Climo's crisp, ever-adorable cartoons show the two teeter-tottering, playing dress-up, and sharing a bubble bath. It's a cheerfully absurd portrait of unconditional love. Ages 4 8.