“Ah-Choo!” by Lana Wayne Koehler and Gloria G. Adams and illustrated by Ken Min is a children’s book chronicling a boy’s search through an alphabetical sequence of animals in order to find a pet that won’t make his sister sneeze. The delightful rhyming combination of animals both exotic and mundane is wonderfully illustrated with pictures of the animals as well as the havoc wreaked by the poor little girl who can’t tolerate fur, hair, or feathers. Ingenuity is applied and there is a happy ending for everyone, including all of the animals who find their new home at the zoo. I love the rhythm of the text and the bright illustrations and think that this is a fun book to stimulate thought and creativity and a great way to address the concept of allergies!
I asked my mom if I could have
a pet, or even two.
But every time I brought one home,
my sister went
When hunting for his new best friend, a boy goes through an alphabetical menagerie of animals. From an antelope, to bobolink birds, to wolves and zebras—and of course, a cat and dog, too—he brings them all home. But each creature just makes his sister go AH-CHOO! Will he ever be able to have the perfect pet?