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Petunia goes wild

by Schmid, Paul.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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Petunia has had just about enough of being human. All those baths, good manners, clean clothes, even combed hair!

So our clever Petunia hatches a shocking and audacious plan to get away from all the haftas and instead live wild and free.

It is only when Petunia is about to leave it all that she realizes there can be joys and pleasures in being a human child.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the spirit of Max, in Sendak's classic Where the Wild Things Are (1963), rebellious Petunia fantasizes that she is an animal. Being human means being too careful, wearing too many clothes, staying too quiet, hearing too many hafta's. Growling and snarling, she eats her breakfast off the kitchen floor, and, as in A Pet for Petunia (2011), Schmid's spare pictures with thick black lines show a little girl in wild rebellion: bathing in a mud puddle, roaring at a passing pit bull, fuming when her parents say no. The combination of tumultuous fantasy and a cozy home setting is a winner. Just one quibble: Petunia wants to be a tiger and is shipped to Africa; let's not get young children started with that habit of naming a generic continent rather than a country.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "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 naif 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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Behavior -- Fiction.
Parent and child -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Behavior -- Juvenile fiction.
Parent and child -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :HarperCollins,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780061963346 (trade bdg.)
0061963348 (trade bdg.)
9780061963353 (lib. bdg.)
0061963356 (lib. bdg.)
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