Meet Stanley—avid pet collector. He purchases them in singles and in matching colored sets. Big or small, dry or wet, he loves to buy new pets. But, always on the lookout for something new and unique, Stanley quickly loses interest in the pets he has. Until one day, he finds a very unusual pet store, and before he can say, "I'll take the singing manta ray,"—zap!—he finds himself inside a cage! Stanley quickly learns the ups and downs of being a pet, and by the end of his intergalactic adventure he understands the importance of friendship, loyalty and respect.
The creator of Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance has concocted another zany story that is as hilarious as it is thought-provoking.
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Keith Graves is the pen name of an alien disguised as a large parakeet. He was last spotted in Texas with his lovely three-eyed wife and twin Martians. This is his second book for earthlings.From Booklist:
Ages 6-8. An obsessive young pet collector suffers a change of heart after an extraterrestrial hunter seizes him and sells him to a giant, three-eyed, purple alien boy. Furious at being kept in a jar, Stanley not only refuses to perform any tricks for his new owner, Joiner, but also escapes as soon as an opportunity presents itself. Just as he's about to be exterminated by the local equivalent of pest control, he is reclaimed by Joiner, who, newly concerned for his pet's well being, transports him back to Earth. Having seen the bars from the inside, Stanley promptly frees his own menagerie, but makes his former pets an offer they can't (or, at least, don't) refuse: regular meals in exchange for their continued company. Graves' verse text displays an airy disregard for consistent rhythms and unforced rhymes, but he stocks his darkly lambent acrylics with a wild assortment of bizarrely hued, rubbery looking creatures. Though lacking the delectable grossness of his crowd-pleasing Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance (1999), this delivers a worthy thought with engaging silliness. John Peters
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Descripción Chronicle Books, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0811826724
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