Barney Goes to the Pet Shop
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Author Mark S. Bernthal
Photographer Dennis Full
Publication date January 1, 2000
Published by Scholastic Inc.
Publication Order
Preceded by
Barney Goes to the Fair
Followed by
Babies & Barney: Hooray for Babies!

Barney Goes to the Pet Shop is a book in the "Go to" series that was released in 2000.


Baby Bop wants to buy a birthday present for her pet hamster, so Barney takes B.J. and Baby Bop to Miss Patty's Pet Shop in order to find the perfect gift. After going through every possible pet, the three finally settle on a hamster gym.


Letter for Parents

"Dear Parents:

Young children are fascinated by animals, and owning a pet is a good way to learn about them- the life cycle, the responsibility of caring for an animal, and the companionship of an animal.

Baby Bop's trip to the pet shop with Barney and BJ provides a fun guessing game for young children. It also introduces the young reader to a variety of familiar and unfamiliar animals that make good pets. The introduction of each animal can spark discussion about the characteristics and specific needs of that pet. "Miss Patty's Pet Shop" may be the perfect place for discovering which pet is right for your family.

We consider books to be a lifelong gift that develop and enhance the love of reading. We hope you enjoy reading along with Barney, Baby Bop, and BJ when they visit the pet shop!

Mary Ann Dudko, Ph. D.

Margie Larsen, M. Ed.

Early Childhood Educational Specialists"






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