I Wanna Iguana - Karen Kaufman Orloff

I Wanna Iguana

By: Karen Kaufman Orloff

Hardcover | 28 November 2011

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Hilarious notes between a son and his mom show how kid logic can be very persuasive.

Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home.

Alex's reassures her- It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house

His mom's reply- How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile?

Kis will be in hysterics as the negotiations go back and forth through notes, and the lively, imaginative illustrations showing their polar opposite dreams of life with an iguana take the humor to even higher heights.
Industry Reviews
In epistolary dialogue with his mom, a lad yearning for an iguana tries various approaches, from logic and sweet talk to emotional blackmail. His mother puts up a valiant defense-"Dear Mom: Did you know that iguanas are really quiet and they're cute too. I think they are much cuter than hamsters. Love, your adorable son, Alex." "Dear Alex: Tarantulas are quiet too"-before ultimately capitulating. Catrow's scribbly, lurid, purple-and-green illustrations bring the diverse visions of parent and child to hilarious life, as a lizard of decidedly indeterminate ancestry grows in stages to the size of a horse, all the while exhibiting a doglike affection toward its balloon-headed prospective keeper-who is last seen posed by a new terrarium, pumping a fist in victory. A familiar domestic interchange, played out with broad comedy-and mutual respect, too. (Picture book. 7-9) (Kirkus Reviews)

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