Spencer's New Pet

Spencer's New Pet

From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a classic tale of a boy and his dog—except in this unique story, one of them is a balloon!

When Spencer gets a new pet, he’s excited to do all the things that pets do—taking walks in the park, going to the vet, and attending parties together.

There’s just one hitch: Spencer’s new pet is a balloon.

And that means No. Sharp. Objects.

No drooling dogs at the park. No prickly porcupines at the vet. And absolutely no pinning tails on any donkeys!

Spencer’s New Pet is a story of pure fun about a boy, his dog, and a friendship that endures life’s sharpest...and most unexpected twists.

Title:Spencer's New Pet
ISBN:9781534418776
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    Spencer's New Pet Reviews

  • M. Lauritano

    Really more of a 2.5 star book, this one is memorable to say the least. The art is clear and competent with a few fun silent film era design flourishes (notably the countdown at the start of the book)...

  • Julie

    Spencer's New Pet is a master class in using page turns to their fullest and building tension in a picture book (and it's nearly wordless). It's breathtaking. A story of friendship that's like nothing...

  • Laura Harrison

    I got the biggest kick out of this book. It is written like you are watching an old silent film. The title will fool you. There is a plot twist that me and a bunch of professional children's book writ...

  • Effie

    I loved this book. I did not see that twist coming....

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    The blurb inside the front cover for this wordless picture book is perfect:"This is the classic tale of a boy and a dog. One of them just happens to be a balloon."It's a little black-and-white silent ...

  • Abby Johnson

    This is a delightful wordless picture book! Spencer has a new pet - a balloon dog - and he's taking it everywhere he goes. But danger lurks everywhere - a hedgehog's spike at the vet, a bee's stinger ...

  • Erin

    Holy plot twist Batman! I love the illustration style and minimalist color palette. ...

  • KC

    ONE OF MY TOP FAVORITE KIDS BOOKS OF ALL TIME. Delightfully clever wordless story with a surprise ending. LOVED! ...

  • Heidi

    This primarily wordless picture book follows a young boy named Spencer and his dog. That seems simple enough until the author/illustrator changes a couple of things. First the dog is clearly a balloon...

  • Ina

    This is a wonderfully creative book, with a delicious, unexpected twist at the end. Set up like an old fashioned silent movie, the end pages count down to the title page which is set as the opening ti...