Product Description Meet Petunia. More than anything, Petunia wants a pet. âIâll feed my pet every day,â she promises her parents.âIâll take her for walks. Iâll read stories to her and draw her pictures.â 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 "AÂ simple, beguiling story greatly enhanced by pictures by an artist with a superb eye for line & composition.Â Bravo Paul!"Â --Maurice Sendak " ...made me laugh out loud - Petunia's smile is infectious & the denouement is spot on. "Â --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,Â 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.