If I Had a Raptor by George O'Connor is delightfully dangerous or it seems like it might be. A little girl picks a raptor to have as a pet. But that sounds like a dangerous animal to have as a pet. But as it is explained a raptor would be the best thing ever.
The illustrations were done in pencil and watercolor, with some digital tweakery. I love the baby raptor, so sweet and cute and fluffy. And still ok when it grows up. I think PreK to 2nd grade would love to discuss this book and what pet it reminds them of and what pets they have and want to get. This will be a great addition to a pet theme for Storytime.