Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sparky (Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans)

This story is so cute. Children love pets. If you don't have one you really really wish your parents would let you have one. And if you do have one, you certainly don't understand why you can't have just one more. Every child knows about sloths, too it seems. What an unusual and fun pet!

I've read other books by this author. 17 Things I'm Not Allowed To Do Anymore is hilarious! I didn't realize she was involved in Coraline as well. Another brilliant story!

Goodreads summary:

The ingenious author of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore and a brilliant illustrator and production designer of the Coraline movie have created a hilarious, touching picture book perfect for young animal lovers. Like the Caldecott Medal-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria, Sparky stars a pet who has more to offer than meets the eye. When our narrator orders a sloth through the mail, the creature that arrives isn't good at tricks or hide-and-seek . . . or much of anything. Still, there's something about Sparky that is irresistible.

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