Can I Bring Saber to New York, Ms. Mayor?

Can I Bring Saber to New York, Ms. Mayor?

by Lois G. Grambling, Judy Love
     
 

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Will a young boy convince the mayor of New York City to let him bring his friend—a saber-toothed cat—to the Big Apple? An imaginative narrative brings readers to iconic New York landmarks, as Saber shows Ms. Mayor just how helpful a feline friend can be. A humorous follow-up to Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? and Can I Bring My

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Will a young boy convince the mayor of New York City to let him bring his friend—a saber-toothed cat—to the Big Apple? An imaginative narrative brings readers to iconic New York landmarks, as Saber shows Ms. Mayor just how helpful a feline friend can be. A humorous follow-up to Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? and Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to School, Ms. Johnson?

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Kirkus Reviews
2014-06-04
In the same vein as her other books about bringing extinct animals to inappropriate locations (Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder?, 2012), Grambling presents a tour of New York City with a saber-toothed tiger.On the first page, a little boy implores the mayor of New York (shown here resembling nothing so much as a mildly depraved Janet Reno) to allow him and his pet saber-toothed tiger to visit her fair city. The boy elucidates the many places they could visit (all the usual NYC hotspots) while making it clear that Saber would be a real asset to Ms. Mayor in her day-to-day duties. After proposing a day of such imagined activities as scaling the Empire State Building from the outside, attending a Yankees game and holding a party in the Central Park Zoo, the boy comes to realize that perhaps the city would be too noisy for his little pet. Fortunately he has an equally kooky replacement in mind. Ice Age–loving kids would undoubtedly adore a Saber of their own, but that’s not enough to save this book. Grambling’s plot rambles, and Love’s exaggerated, sometimes-grotesque accompanying illustrations do not provide enough visual narrative to compensate.As the world does not lack for picture-book tours of the Big Apple, feel free to turn this visit down. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580895712
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/08/2014
Series:
Prehistoric Pets Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
546,640
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt

If I brought Saber to New York City on our class trip, we’d visit the 151-foot-tall Statue of Liberty, the symbol of our freedom and one of the most famous women in America. Saber knows it must be tough working for such a bustling city, Ms. Mayor, so he’d be happy to help you and Lady Liberty greet all the visitors at the statue.

Meet the Author

Lois Grambling is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? and Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to School, Ms. Johnson? Lois lives in New York.

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