Sometimes . . . I look up at all the cozy windows and wonder what it would be like to live with creature comforts . . . to be a real pet. Most of all I would like to have a name, instead of just that pesky rat.
A glamorous life in the lap of luxury like Pierre the chinchilla would be
very nice. But really, our hero s not that fussy - he just wants to belong to somebody. With his cute, pointy brown face and beady eyes, why can t he get someone to take him home? Even a notice posted at the local pet store seems fruitless, until one day a nearsighted old man stops in and speaks the amazing words: "I ll take him." After all, he says, he s been looking for ages for a brown cat as nice as this.
In her latest tour de force, acclaimed author-illustrator Lauren Child introduces a surprisingly endearing character, and assures young readers there s enough love for all of us."