I have read 1831 books during 2011. If you asked me to name every title, I couldn't. If you asked me to name the picture book I have recommended to the most kids during 2011, the answer would spring from my mouth in one billionth of a second: A PET FOR PETUNIA. Paul Schmid deserves one of my paychecks, because he makes my job easier. Whenever I find Petunia in the book drop, I dance around the library singing its praises to anyone who will listen. I have thrown it (gently) at a third grader. Truth! (No one was injured.) If you regularly check this blog, you know that when I get behind a book I want EVERYONE to know about it. I give it a birthday party, hang signs all over my library, and give away copies. I want you to read A Pet for Petunia. Now! You will laugh, smile, and feel an urge to share it with every child in your life.
Thank you, Paul Schmid, for creating a hugely successful picture book.
Borrow A Pet for Petunia from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.
Visit Paul's website to learn about his forthcoming picture books.