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Sparky! (Hardcover)

By Jenny Offill, Chris Appelhans (Illustrator)
$16.99
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Staff Reviews


I'm obsessed with this book. It's picture books at their best, with sly humor, gorgeous illustrations and a story we can all relate to. Plus, it's full of practical advice about what to do with your pet sloth!

— Maggie, Books Inc. Children's Department Director

Description


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. 

About the Author


ELISSA SCHAPPELL is the author of the "Use Me," a contributing editor to "Vanity Fair," and a cofounder of "Tin House," JENNY OFFILL is the author of "Last Things" and teaches in the MFA programs at Brooklyn College and Queens University. They are the coeditors of the anthology "The Friend Who Got Away,"

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375870231
ISBN-10: 0375870237
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Date: March 11th, 2014
Pages: 40
Language: English