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I Wanna Iguana

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In this witty exchange of letters, a mother and son explore the "benefits" of iguana ownership. David Catrow's cartoon-style illustrations provide a playful peek into a future life with a (very large, spiny, and green) reptile. Giggles are guaranteed!
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Publisher Comments:

Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home. Alex's reassurances: "It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house," and his mom's replies: "How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile?" will have kids in hysterics as the negotiations go back and forth through notes. The lively, imaginative illustrations show their polar opposite dreams of life with an iguana.

Review:

"Featuring his signature cartoon characters, Catrow's illustrations provide a hilarious extension of the text....It will make even the most serious youngsters giggle." School Library Journal

Review:

"A familiar domestic interchange, played out with broad comedy — and mutual respect, too." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[S]ure to bring smiles to both parents and kids....Catrow clearly has fun depicting in watercolors with pencil the scenes illustrating Alex's current desires, like sharing his bath with the iguana, as well as the future realities, like what to do with the full-grown pet." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home. Alex's reassurances: It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house. and his mom's replies: How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile? will have kids in hysterics as the negotiations go back and forth through notes. And the lively, imaginative illustrations show their polar opposite dreams of life with an iguana.

Synopsis:

In this Junior Library Guild Selection, a young boy tries to convince his mother to let him have an iguana for a pet. With lively, imaginative illustrations, Orloff and Catrow show their polar-opposite dreams of life with the reptile. Full color.

About the Author

Karen Kaufman Orloff is the author of many books for children including

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399237171
ill.:
Catrow, David,
Publisher:
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Catrow, David
Author:
Orloff, Karen
Author:
Catrow, David
Author:
Kaufman Orloff, Karen
Author:
Orloff, Karen Kaufman
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Pets
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Pets
Subject:
Iguanas as pets
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
2002-5
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.74x10.76x.44 in. .91 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Putnam Juvenile - English 9780399237171 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In this witty exchange of letters, a mother and son explore the "benefits" of iguana ownership. David Catrow's cartoon-style illustrations provide a playful peek into a future life with a (very large, spiny, and green) reptile. Giggles are guaranteed!

"Review" by , "Featuring his signature cartoon characters, Catrow's illustrations provide a hilarious extension of the text....It will make even the most serious youngsters giggle."
"Review" by , "A familiar domestic interchange, played out with broad comedy — and mutual respect, too."
"Review" by , "[S]ure to bring smiles to both parents and kids....Catrow clearly has fun depicting in watercolors with pencil the scenes illustrating Alex's current desires, like sharing his bath with the iguana, as well as the future realities, like what to do with the full-grown pet."
"Synopsis" by ,
Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home. Alex's reassurances: It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house. and his mom's replies: How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile? will have kids in hysterics as the negotiations go back and forth through notes. And the lively, imaginative illustrations show their polar opposite dreams of life with an iguana.

"Synopsis" by , In this Junior Library Guild Selection, a young boy tries to convince his mother to let him have an iguana for a pet. With lively, imaginative illustrations, Orloff and Catrow show their polar-opposite dreams of life with the reptile. Full color.
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