"It was Danny s Birthday and his folks said he could get any kind of animal he wanted for a pet. Danny thought it over before he went to bed.All I really want is a turtle,he said." But instead, his family gets him a dog, a kitten, a rat, and a bird. Danny shakes his head after each gift is offered until he finally receives the present he s wished for all along. Accompanying each amusing stanza are Kevin O Malley s cheerful illustration using design markers and colored pencil.