Holly Keller Furry (Red Fox Picture Books)

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Furry (Red Fox Picture Books)

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Laura's allergies make it difficult for her to find a pet she likes, until her brother brings home a surprise

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PreSchool-Grade 1-- Like most children, Laura wants a pet. Unfortunately, she's allergic to animals with fur or feathers. Finally, her brother Alfie suggests a chameleon. Although she resists the idea at first (``It looks like a dragon with measles''), watching it change colors fascinates her. All ends well with her carrying her new pet, ``Furry,'' upstairs to her room. Keller has a knack for creating appealing picture books about real problems that real children encounter. Most of her past protagonists have been animals; here, they are people, simple characters with lots of personality. The story is smoothly told, with no extraneous words or incidents. The fresh watercolor cartoons are nicely balanced and varied, and suit the understated, straightforward tone of the story. Many children experience the frustration of being allergic to something they want, yet it is rarely discussed. Keller handles the topic very well. --Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews:

The author of several simple but unusually perceptive stories about the dramas in the lives of small children (What Alvin Wanted, 1990) addresses the disappointment of an allergic child who firmly believes that ``Only pets with fur are fun.'' After some realistic encounters with the pets she can't have, Laura finally accepts one offered by her little brother Alfie, a sympathetic tot who has been working on her problem right along: an appealing chameleon. Alfie even comes up with the perfect name: ``Furry.'' Nice family dynamics, cheery, straightforward illustrations, and believable, easily read dialogue--in another solid contribution from a reliable author. (Picture book. 3-8) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Holly Keller
Published by Red Fox 21/07/1994 (1994)
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