Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Extraordinary pets by Harriet Ziefert, illustrated by Barroux

There's no plot to this thick little picturebook, just a series of increasingly hilarious transformations as the reader gets to consider just how much fun an extraordinary pet could be. Each page shows an owner on the left, appropriately dressed, with a conventional pet on a leash on the right. When you lift the full page flap on the right page, it reveals an extraordinary pet attached to the owner's leash. Small details like the matching of the pets to their owner's clothing and behavior and the simple comparisons in the text add an inner chuckle to this fun story.

Verdict: Kids who love animals, pets, and surprises will giggle with delight over this vibrant collection of silly art.

ISBN: 978-1609050115; Published March 2010 by Blue Apple; Borrowed from the library; Added to my personal wishlist

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