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.
Yay for Petunia and Pearl...much love for them.ReplyDelete
Deb - Yay! Petunia and Pearl are adorable. They both deserves hugs. :)ReplyDelete
Mr. Schu, you are perfectly awesome!ReplyDelete
Holy moly! That skunk is adorable! Excited to check out these books!ReplyDelete
My first graders LOVE this book. Such a sweet duo! I ditto this great recommendation.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great post, John!
Yes, a great year for "I want a pet (NOW)" books.ReplyDelete
Lulu and the Brontosaurus is my favorite I WANT A PET BOOK published in 2010.ReplyDelete