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The ingenious author of 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore and a brilliant illustrator and production designer of the Coraline movie have created a hilarious, touching picture book perfect for young animal lovers. Like the Caldecott Medal-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria, Sparky stars a pet who has more to offer than meets the eye. When our narrator orders a sloth through the mail, the creature that arrives isn't good at tricks or hide-and-seek . . . or much of anything. Still, there's something about Sparky that is irresistible.

Winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2014
Edition: 1st. ed
ISBN: 9780375870231
Branch Call Number: E OFF
Characteristics: 34 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Appelhans, Chris


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Jul 09, 2015

Love this book! Gorgeous art, fabulous humor for adults and kids alike (made my toddler laugh out loud). Great on so many levels.

PimaLib_BeccaB May 07, 2015

Quietly humorous with a poignant ending. Leaves you wanting more!

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sanamg Nov 06, 2017

sanamg thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7

PimaLib_BeccaB May 07, 2015

PimaLib_BeccaB thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 99


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sanamg Nov 06, 2017

This book is about a girl who wants a pet, but her mother does not let her have one unless the girl could find a pet that does not need to be walked or fed or bathed!


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