Tristan Pulsifer is 9 years old and is in grade 4. His family has a houseful of pets! There are eight pets in their family: two dogs, a new puppy, a cat, three leopard geckos and a bearded dragon. The Pulsifer family dogs are called Sophie, Molly and Lucy.
Tristan lives next door to Jacquelyn Elnor Johnson
Best Pets for Kids series
My co-author for these books is Tristan Pulsifer, age 9. He lives in a multi-pet family and is my go-to expert on what kids like. These books tell children ages 8 to 12 where to get their pet, what care he or she needs and everything a young pet owner must know about good pet parenting. Written in a lively conversational style on the Grade 4 reading level, they are packed with information, pet care tips and colour photos.
We started a book about Tristan’s favourite pet, his leo Gizmo. He learned how to research at the library and online, ask people questions about their pets, brainstorm, mind-map, organize research and we sat together to write and edit. Sometimes we disagreed about what to include and what to say. We worked it out. He helped choose the photos. He also gained greater appreciation and compassion for the pets in his life (that message is also in the books).
The first book wrote was I Want a Leopard Gecko. We wrote the book, put it together during his summer vacation and published it before school started. Tristan became a published author! It was very exciting! Since summer 2016, Tristan and I have written three more I Want a Pet books.
This fun and lively book tells young readers everything they need to know about what it's like to have a puppy or dog in your family and what means to be a loving and responsible pet parent. It explains to kids how to give loving and responsible care to their new puppy or dog. This is a chapter book for kids with 25 color photos.
This fun and lively book tells young readers everything they need to know about what it's like to have a kitten or a cat in your family and what means to be a loving and responsible pet parent. It explains to kids how to give loving and responsible care to their new kitten or cat. This is a chapter book for kids with 28 color photos.
Often called "the puppy dog of lizards", the Bearded Dragon is the most popular, charming and frisky of lizard pets. In this book readers learn how to care for and where to get this friendly little lizard. They also learn responsible of pet ownership. Includes 29 colour photos and lively writing for kids.
Leopard Geckos are one of the most popular small pets. This book tells young readers just what it's like to have a colorful little Leo as a pet. The book also tells how to keep them safe, healthy and happy in your home or classroom. Leos make great first pets for kids age 8 to 12. This lively and informative chapter book has 27 color photos.