Plantzilla by Jerdine NolenPlantzilla by Jerdine Nolen


byJerdine Nolen, Brian KeliherIllustratorDavid Catrow

Paperback | August 1, 2005

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Mortimer Henryson loves Plantzilla, the plant he's been taking care of all year in his third-grade classroom. He loves him so much, he takes him home for summer vacation. What could go wrong with a . . . plant? But life in the Henryson household soon takes a strange turn. A pot roast disappears, then steaks from the grill - and where has Mrs. Henryson's prize Chihuahua gone? In this hilarious story told ingeniously through letters, Jerdine Nolen and David Catrow team up to show that when there's enough love, even the most unlikely character can become part of a family.
JERDINE NOLEN is the author of the Bradford Street Buddies easy reader series and numerous picture books including Raising Dragons, Thunder Rose, Plantzilla, Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, and Irene's Wish . David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more than seventy books for children, including the...
Title:PlantzillaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 12 × 0.14 inPublished:August 1, 2005Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152053921

ISBN - 13:9780152053925

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I read this book to a Grade 1 class last year as a student teacher and they absolutely loved it! It is funny, engaging and the illustrations are amazing- they could keep kids (and adults!) entertained for hours on end. The book tells the story of a little boy who takes home a class plant over the summer and the adventures he and his family experience as a result- all told in letters between the little boy, his parents and his teacher. I now include it on my list of books that I purchase for children of friends and family. But don't just take my word for it- go and read it yourself!
Date published: 2006-06-09

Editorial Reviews

Nolen delivers another picture book with a far-out premise and plenty of heart." - Publishers Weekly "A terrific story about caring and friendship." - The MetroWest Daily News "Witty and clever . . . delightfully quirky." - The Horn Book Guide "