do not wish for a pet ostrich

Do Not Wish For A Pet Ostrich by Sarina Siebenaler Book Review

Have you ever made a magical wish upon a shooting star?

Was it for a pet ostrich?

Follow the adventure and humor as a spunky child wishes for a pet ostrich of her very own.  Will it be everything she hopes for – or a big feathery mistake?  This delightful, rhyming tale about the fastest bird in the world has a surprise ending that is sure to bring a smile.

 One of the best things about kids is their imagination – and if you’re lucky, you get to go on an adventure through that imagination. Do Not Wish For a Pet Ostrich is a silly, rhyming romp through the mind of a little girl who very much wants to make the right decision on the pet for her – and things go a little crazy! Accompanied by sweet, bubble-gum tinted illustrations, this book is a lighthearted bedtime read that will have everyone giggling.

The narrator of the story, a little girl with strawberry blond hair, wants to make sure chooses just the right pet, since she knows other friends whose pets chew shoes, sleep all day, or make too much noise. She finally settles on an ostrich, and as luck would have it, gets her wish! Though the ostrich is fun, there are a lot of unexpected hiccups, like when it gets seventy eight apples stuck in its long neck! After chasing her new pet through one mishap after another, she realizes she’s gotten much more than she bargained for, and manages to wish him back on a shooting star. It was exciting, but not quite what she’d pictured!

Kids love when we enter the worlds they create, and this book lets both kids and adults imagine just what it might be like if you got your wish for a crazy pet. It’s the perfect reason to snuggle up and experience some fun together. Do Not Wish for a Pet Ostrich encourages early literacy with its rhymes, and helps kids practice problem solving, particularly as they watch the narrator decide what exactly to do next. Despite the goofy story, it’s a great intro to let kids think about the consequences of what they want, and can even spark conversations on how to make good decisions!

Where Can I Find "Do Not Wish For A Pet Ostrich!?"

You can find Do Not Wish For A Pet Ostrich! by Sarina Siebenaler on Amazon.

About the Author, Sarina Siebenaler

do not wish for a pet ostrich“Sarina Siebenaler resides in sunny Arizona and is a wife, mom of three children, and one dog. Her passion is to write books for children to assist reluctant and struggled readers with silly rhymes, promoting early literacy one smile at a time. 

She writes children’s books to encourage literacy, spark a child’s imagination, and to help with social and emotional skills. For several years she has serviced parents of children with autism to provide resources and support. She shares her own personal story – inspired by her son at”

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All in all, my family and I have really enjoyed this book and we know you will too! Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions about this review. I look forward to hearing from you! 

* This book was kindly sent to me by Author, Sarina Siebenaler in exchange for an honest review. 

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