Daddy, Tony says, I need a pet. But Tony's idea of the perfect pet is a little unusual. An elephant? A twenty-foot python? Father and son simply can't agreeuntil Tony comes up with a choice that's just right. Jake Wolf's sunny, funny story and Marylin Hafner's expressive illustrations make this book perfect for father-son sharing. The dialogue between Tony and his father has the rhythms of a two-man comedy routineA riot.-- Kirkus Reviews Jake Wolf lives in New York City. Marylin Hafner lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Marylin Hafner illustrated many beloved books for children, including the seasonal favorites It's Christmas and It's Halloween, both by Jack Prelutsky, and A Carnival of Animals, by Sid Fleischman.From Kirkus Reviews:
From the collaborators behind And Then What? (1993, not reviewed), the I-wanna-pet story of a different color. Tony starts the morning by demanding from his father a pet elephant, or better yet two elephants. Once they conclude that elephants might be too big, Tony asks for a pony, or a python, or a flock of woolly sheep. As they wash and make breakfast, Tony goes over the options, envisioning more and more outrageous scenarios (elephants playing bridge, a baby whale swimming in the living room), while his father skeptically points out potential difficulties. The matter-of-fact discussion is made doubly funny by Tony's penchant for pairs: not one gorilla, but two; not just a dolphin, but a whale, too. In a splendidly fulfilling ending, they settle on a puppy. Wolf has perfect pitch: The dialogue between Tony and his father has the punctuated rhythm of a two-man comedy routine. In the watercolor, colored pencil, and pen illustrations, these two look exactly the way they sound: two disheveled, absent-minded free spirits, who are also incessant readers, talented bridge players, and lovers of Chinese food. A riot. (Picture book. 4+) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descripción Puffin Books, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110140564101
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