Sara Stein is nuts about animals. Over the years she's raised a monkey, a coyote, a horned toad, and she came with in a heartbeat of taking home a wallaby. In this mammoth pet encyclopaedia she' identifies dozens of unusual and not-so-unusual critters that make great pets in the house, in the garden, and in the wild. Stein even suggests "temporary pets" kids can bring home to observe overnight and return to their natural habitat the next morning. Whether you like them furry, slithery, slimy or scaly; whether you want one that swims, crawls, leaps, flies, or hardly moves at all, you'll find a pet in this book suited to every family's taste.