Petunia wants nothing more in the world than to have a pet skunk. She loves stripes, she loves their cute noses, and she loves their big black eyes. She is very frustrated that her parents will not give her what she wants. Like many children, she runs away and finds her dreams come true.
This is a fun little story. At one point Petunia is very frustrated and calls her parents a name. Some parents may not like this aspect of the book, however I think that it is wonderful to show that all children get frustrated with their parents. I also love the simplicity of the illustrations. It highlights Petunia’s personality.
Review by Cindy Dunn, Granite School District Library Media Program
Rating; 4 Stars
Interest Level: Grades K-2
A Pet for Petunia
Written and Illustrated by Paul Schmid
Release Date: Jan. 25, 2011