Petunia Goes Wild

Paul Schmid. Harper, $12.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-196334-6
In her previous book, Petunia wanted a pet, but now she wants to be one. Donning a tiger tail, she eats her breakfast off the floor, bathes in mud, and insists that her parents find her a cave. Being human is just “Too careful. Too clothed. Too combed. Too quiet.” Her parents don’t understand, but Petunia learns that there are a few perks to being human, after all. Schmid uses naïf crayon lines to convey Petunia’s gentle disobedience and frustration over life’s boundaries. Readers who would rather eat under the table will find an ally in this shrewdly playful heroine. Ages 3–7. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/19/2011
Release date: 01/01/2012
Hardcover - 1 pages - 978-0-06-196335-3
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