The title and cover alone had me itching to read this picture book–there he is, a boy and his pet elephant (both wearing red scarves!) at a closed door with the sign “Strictly No Elephants”. The boy and his elephant are friends; they know what friends do: “never leave anyone behind”, “brave the scary things for you”, and “lift each other over the cracks”. The problem is that Pet Club won’t accept them.
Never fear, for the boy and his elephant find a tribe of their own where kids have pets such as skunk, giraffe and porcupine. All are welcome.