Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid



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.

8 comments:

  1. Yay for Petunia and Pearl...much love for them.

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  2. Deb - Yay! Petunia and Pearl are adorable. They both deserves hugs. :)

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  3. Mr. Schu, you are perfectly awesome!

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  4. Holy moly! That skunk is adorable! Excited to check out these books!

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  5. My first graders LOVE this book. Such a sweet duo! I ditto this great recommendation.

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  6. 2011 is a great year for I want a pet books: Petunia, When Life Gives you OJ, and Prudence Wants a Pet to name a few.

    Thanks for the great post, John!

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  7. Yes, a great year for "I want a pet (NOW)" books.

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  8. Lulu and the Brontosaurus is my favorite I WANT A PET BOOK published in 2010.

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