406-2 Mr. Potter's Pet (1 & 2)

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Mr. Popper's Pet

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1. Why do you think Mr. Potter's parents never allowed him to enter a pet shop?
Possible Answer:  I think Mr. Potter's parents were afraid of him wanting a pet.  There could be many reasons for this.  Maybe someone in the family was allergic to pets or someone was afraid of animals.  Whatever the reason was it might have been alright when he was just a little kid, but when he got older I think it was pretty stupid of him to still listen to his parents.  Adults should make their own decisions.


2.  Why do you think Mr. Potter chose the mynah bird instead of another pet?
Possible Answer:  I think he chose the mynah bird because he was very fascinated by it.  It caught his attention as soon as he walked into the pet shop.


3.  Make a list of words that describe what kind of person you think Mr. Potter is?
Possible Answer:  afraid, friendless, alone, quiet, trusting, shy, timid, kind, honest


4.  Do you believe Mr. Potter made the right decision when he purchased the mynah bird?  Explain.
Possible Answer:  I do think he did make the right decision.  I hope as I read the book that the bird can teach Mr. Potter something and Mr. Potter can learn something from the bird too.


5.  Predict what you think will happen in Chapter 3?
Possible Answer:  I think Everest will fly back to the pet shop.  I also think Mr. Potter will go back to check if he is there and get him back.



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