I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman OrloffI Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

I Wanna Iguana

byKaren Kaufman OrloffIllustratorDavid Catrow

Hardcover | September 9, 2004

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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 reassurances: It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house. and his mom's replies: How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile? will have kids in hysterics as the negotiations go back and forth through notes. And the lively, imaginative illustrations show their polar opposite dreams of life with an iguana.
Karen Kaufman Orloff is the author of many books for children including I Wanna Iguana, I Wanna New Room, and I Wanna Go Home, all inspired by her son's pet iguana who quickly grew to be over four feet long and take over his room. She also writes a humorous column on family life every other week for The Poughkeepsie Journal. David Catr...
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Title:I Wanna IguanaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.81 × 0.37 inPublished:September 9, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399237178

ISBN - 13:9780399237171

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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