Thinking about getting a new pet? How would you like to be the first person on your block to have a potbellied pig? Or perhaps you'd rather cuddle up with a furry ferret. Miniature horses are fun to have around--just make sure you've got a large backyard. As children are about to discover, the world of pets is a lot bigger than just cats and dogs. Vivid, eye-popping photographs and fascinating information will amaze young readers as they learn about the history of how these unusual animals became pets, what it takes to give them a good home, and most importantly--how to decide whether the animals are the right pets for their families.