Spencer's New Pet
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.
- Hardback | 56 pages
- 206 x 284 x 18mm | 476g
- 27 Aug 2019
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- Illustrations, unspecified
*** "With many nods to silent film--including a black-and-white palette, elegant title cards dividing the story into three parts, highly dramatic close-ups, and iris shots--Sima (Love, Z) tells the nearly wordless story of a bespectacled boy and the dog he loves very much." - Publisher's Weekly, starred review
About Jessie Sima
Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. They grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey, unaware that they were a storyteller. Once they figured it out, they told their family and friends, who took it quite well. They are the author of Not Quite Narwhal; Harriet Gets Carried Away; Love, Z; Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies; Spencer's New Pet; Jules vs. the Ocean; and Hardly Haunted. You can visit them at JessieSima.com.