When a child wants a pet, here is a book and story that may help in making that decision. "A Going Home Surprise" offers themes to help you to know whether a child is ready to own a pet, or if the child is not yet ready to accept the responsibility and the routine of pet ownership.
"A Going Home Surprise" also conveys in a simple way the comfort provided with owning a pet, and how immensely rewarding having a pet can be for a child whose sense of caring may result in “worries” or feeling anxious.
Most of all, this book is intended to help anyone speak with a child about the benefits AND problems that can occur with owning a pet. But, above all, it serves in a small way to help both parents and children to to effectively handle one of life’s AWESOME eventualities which is the right time and place to have a family pet.