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Extraordinary Pets Makes Me Want a Penguin

July 8, 2010

Extraordinary Pets
written and illustrated by Barroux
Chronicle Books, 2010
Picture Book

You might think you want a bunny or a cat but Extraordinary Pets shows you the coolness of pets like a flamingo, an octopus and a tarantula. Each ordinary pet opens up to an extraordinary pet. For instance . . .

“A pup plays BUT . . .

[lift the page]

a chicken lays.”

Barroux, the French writer and artist, creates captivating illustrations – in a subdued palate of reds and browns with a few accent colors. Each child matches his or her pet, with color and / or shape in these beautiful pictures.

Book Play: What unusual pet would you want?  Draw a picture of you with this pet. Invent a story about a day with your pet.

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