a pup
A Pup Just for Me / A Boy Just for Me
By Dorothea Seeber
Illustrated by Ed Young
Philomel , 2000
ISBN-10: 0399234039
Ages: 4 to 8
In A Boy Just for Me, a little black dog bounces from owner to owner, but none proves satisfactory.
In A Pup Just for Me, Roddy is offered a kitten, turtle, canary, goldfish, and rabbits, but he rejects them all because: "'A puppy,' he gasped,/'is the one thing I need.