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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
"From the Hardcover edition.
Jenny Offill is the author of "17 Things I m Not Allowed to Do Anymore, " a "Parenting" Magazine Best Book of the Year and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children s Book of the Year, and "11 Experiments That Failed, " also a Bank Street College of Education Best Children s Book of the Year, which "Kirkus Reviews, " in a starred review, called the most joyful and clever whimsy.
CHRIS APPELHANS has worked on several films. He was an illustrator and production designer for "Coraline, " an environment designer" Fantastic Mr. Fox, " and a visual development artist for "The Princess and the Frog." This is his first picture book. "From the Hardcover edition.""