Meet Stanley--avid pet collector. He purchases them in singles and in matching colored sets. Big or small, dry or wet, he loves to buy new pets. But, always on the lookout for something new and unique, Stanley quickly loses interest in the pets he has. Until one day, he finds a very unusual pet store, and before he can say, "I'll take the singing manta ray,"--zap!--he finds himself inside a cage! Stanley quickly learns the ups and downs of being a pet, and by the end of his intergalactic adventure he understands the importance of friendship, loyalty and respect. The creator of Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance has concocted another zany story that is as hilarious as it is thought-provoking.