Sparky! by Jenny Offill
  

Synopsis

Sparky! by Jenny Offill

A little girl wants a pet. She's not fussy, any will do. Her mother said no to a bird and bunny and trained seal. Then she agrees to the sloth, Sparky! Sloths don't know how to fetch. Or roll over. But they sure know how to play dead. What's an eager pet owner to do?

Reviews

[A] heart-meltingly sensitive story...Sparky is utterly irresistable * Teach Nursery * A sloth-tale full of low-key wit and mischief -- Imogen Russell Williams * Imogen Russell Williams * Sparky is a heartwarming and funny tale, beautifully illustrated by Chris Appelhans. Full of charm and humour, it's the perfect book that will have readers of all ages laughing along. -- Alison Potter * Junior Magazine * Quirky, funny, and just a little bit thought provoking...this is an utterly charming read -- The Bookbag * The Bookbag * The joy of this charming, funny, quirky book is that Sparky is totally loveable

About the Author

Jenny Offill is the proud owner of a dog named Jetta, who likes to chew up dollar bills. She wrote the picture books 17 THINGS I'M NOT ALLOWED TO DO ANYMORE, a PARENTING BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR, and 11 EXPERIMENTS THAT FAILED, described by KIRKUS REVIEWS as a 'most joyful and clever whimsy'. She is also the author of the adult novels LAST THINGS and DEPT. OF SPECULATION. She lives in New York. Visit her website at www.jennyoffil.comChris is an illustrator and artist for animated feature films, including CORALINE, FANTASTIC MR FOX, and THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG. SPARKY! is his first children's book. He lives in LA. Visit his website at www.froghatstudios.com

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Jenny Offill
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Publisher

Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

13th November 2014

ISBN

9781444014877


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