"The gorgeous illustrations and lovely storyline make this an instant classic." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From th...
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"The gorgeous illustrations and lovely storyline make this an instant classic." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
From the creator of The Big Umbrella comes another poetic and lushly illustrated picture book about the joy of companionship and there always being room for one more in this tale about the search for the perfect pet.
Mr. and Mrs. Gargleson-Bittle are looking for a change. Their life has become too quiet, and little changes like eating waffles only help for a moment. They decide to get a pet-but what kind should they have? First they welcome a snail into their home, then an elephant named Louise, then an aardvark named Sam.
One by one they come, and while the house is definitely no longer quiet, Mr. and Mrs. Gargleson-Bittle still have room and love for more. Could this waggy, lick-your-face puppy be what makes their family complete?
Amy June Bates has illustrated books including the Sam the Man series; Sweet Dreams *and *That’s What I’d Do, both by singer-songwriter Jewel; and Waiting for the Magic *by Patricia MacLachlan. She is the author-illustrator of *The Big Umbrella, about which Booklist* *raved, “A boundlessly inclusive spirit...This open-ended picture book creates a natural springboard for discussion.” She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.
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When Mr. and Mrs. Gargelson-Bittle decide life is too quiet and go in search of the perfect pet, they can't decide on just one. In the spirit of THE BIG UMBRELLA, Amy June Bates celebrates the joy of new friends, companionship and the many kinds and ways of being a family.