"A library book, I imagine, is a happy book." Cornelia Funke

"Everything puts me in mind of a story." Ben Franklin

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle

If you wanted a pet dog, but your mom said no, how would you convince her to change her mind? In The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama, the little boy pleads for a dog, only to be told that they are too messy and loud. So, he decides to ask for a pet dragon instead. His mother foolishly allows him to keep one, if he can find it. Do you think that dragons are tidier and quieter than dogs?The retro style color illustrations perfectly convey the story, and the pictures of the tambourine playing, spaghetti bath taking dragon are priceless. This adds ups to a surefire storytime winner.

David LaRochelle, who has also written Absolutely Positively Not for teens, will be a feature speaker at Camp Read-A-Lot this summer.

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