A Pet for Petunia


by: Schmid, Paul
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description Meet Petunia. More than anything, Petunia wants a pet. “I’ll feed my pet every day,” she promises her parents.“I’ll take her for walks. I’ll read stories to her and draw her pictures.” Petunia knows she can take care of a pet, but what happens when the pet she most desires is a skunk? Review Enthusiastic and single-minded, Petunia makes delightful company; kids will recognize themselves and clamor for rereads. --Publishers Weekly "A  simple, beguiling story greatly enhanced by pictures by an artist with a superb eye for line & composition.  Bravo Paul!"  --Maurice Sendak " ...made me laugh out loud - Petunia's smile is infectious & the denouement is spot on. "  --Nancy Pearl The illustrations leave much white space for Petunia's personality to soar. ...expressive charcoal-rendered lines coupled with accents of purple watercolor suit the story well and add to its sophistication. --Starred review, School Library Journal ...Matches a charming girl named Petunia with a thoroughly inappropriate pet... --The New York Times About the Author Paul Schmid is the author and illustrator of A Pet for Petunia and Hugs from Pearl. In 2010, he was awarded a month long fellowship with Maurice Sendak. Paul lives in Seattle with his wife, Linda, and their daughter, Anna. You can visit him online at paulschmidbooks.com.


Product Code: 9780061963315
ISBN: 0061963313
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2011-01-25
Number of Pages: 40 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Illustrated
Dimension: 9.02 x 0.51 x 9.29 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.88 pounds