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A Pet to the Ve t

by S hirley Fr eder ic k i l lu s t r at e d by A m a n d a H a le y

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A Pet to the Vet

by S hirley Fr eder ic k i l lu s t r at e d by A m a n d a H a le y

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I g ot a n e w p et. H i s n a m e i s Ch e t .
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M y m o m w a s b u s y w i t h t h e b a b y .
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I w a s b u s y, to o . I to o k c a re o f Ch e t .
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E v e r y d a y I to o k C h et o u t fo r a w a lk .
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C h et n e e d e d a s h o t . M y m o m w a s b u s y.
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S o I to o k Ch e t down t o w n to t h e v e t .
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T h e b u s y v et h a d to t a ke c a re o f a c a t .
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T h e n t h e v et to o k c a re o f a b r o w n du c k .
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C h et w a s n ot h a p p y . He g ot d o w n a n d ra n .
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C h et d o e s n ot n e e d a s h ot. He d o e s n o t n e e d a v e t .
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C h et i s ju s t f i n e. Th i s p et d o e s n o t n e e d a v e t .
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ThinkandRespond 1 Why does the girl take Chet to the vet? 2 Why does the girl want her mom to
take her pet to the vet?

3 Do you think a hamster makes a


good pet?

What Do Animals Need? Draw a


picture of a habitat for a pet hamster. Draw in the cage all the things the hamster needs. School-Home Connection As you reread the story expressively, have your child use a stuffed animal to act out the story.
Word Count: 111