Yuck was wriggling across the living room carpet. Polly Princess walked in.
“That’s disgusting, Yuck,” she said.
Yuck was playing with a worm.
He laid his hand on the carpet and the worm wriggled between his fingers and up his arm.
“He’s my pet,” Yuck said.
“You can’t have a worm for a pet. Worms are disgusting,” Polly said.
“Worms make great pets. His name’s Fang.”
Polly sat on the sofa and opened her copy of Glitter Girl
. “Why can’t you have a normal pet like a bunny or a puppy or a pony? One you can feed or...