From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a classic tale of a boy and his dog—except in this unique story, one of them is a balloon!
When Spencer gets a new pet, he’s excited to do all the things that pets do—taking walks in the park, going to the vet, and attending parties together.
There’s just one hitch: Spencer’s new pet is a balloon.
And that means No. Sharp. Objects.
No drooling dogs at the park. No prickly porcupines at the vet. And absolutely no pinning tails on any donkeys!
Spencer’s New Pet is a story of pure fun about a boy, his dog, and a friendship that endures life’s sharpest...and most unexpected twists.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||11.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. She grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey, unaware that she was a storyteller. Once she figured it out, she told her family and friends. They took it quite well. She is the author of Not Quite Narwhal; Harriet Gets Carried Away; Love, Z; Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies; Spencer’s New Pet; and Jules vs. the Ocean. You can visit her at JessieSima.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book! Absolutely loved this wordless book! I don’t usually love wordless, picture books so much but this one won my heart. It’s told like a silent movie which opens up with Part 1: The Pet. It begins with a boy and a dog. The illustrations are black-and-white except for the dog which is portrayed as a red, balloon dog. The boy is so happy to have the dog! We see him walking out the circus tent with his dog on the end of a string. He teaches the dog tricks and goes to the vet. In Part ll: The Park, the boy takes his dog to the park where the boy realizes that his dog is fragile and might get popped! Oh no! He tries to hold onto his dog but……later, we see the boy chasing him throughout the park. In Part lll: The Party, the duo is still running through the park and they run into a kid’s birthday party being held in the park. I’m holding my breath as he chases his dog through the festivities. What happens in the end, I can’t tell you, I won’t tell you! Please don’t peak at the ending for it will spoil the whole fun of the book. It was wonderful, truly magnificent book, I thought! High praises for this wordless, picture book! 5 stars