Sparky!Sparky! by Jenny Offill, Chris Appelhans
My rating: 5/5 cats
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this is an adorable book about a little girl who wants a pet. her mother tells her You can have any pet you want as long as it doesn’t need to be walked or bathed or fed.

so she gets… a sloth! in the mail!

and while sparky the sloth is very adorable and huggable with his “flat nose and monkey face”

he’s not the most … playful pet.

nor the most obedient

which is a problem because she has already boasted to the bratty and scoffing mary potts that sparky’s a GREAT pet, and she’s going to prove it by putting on a big show where sparky will perform astonishing tricks.

oh, and there will be glitter.

and it’s all so adorable i can almost overlook all the lies!

because OF COURSE sloths need to eat!

and be bathed

and okay, maybe not walked. sloths are not the best at distance. but they’ll still come to getcha!

until they get too sleepy

and while this one girl couldn’t get sparky to play with her, sloths are actually pretty good at hide-and-seek

and also at whatever this game is:

but then – again – too much exertion makes a sloth sleepy

so, yes! an adorable picture book that you need to have in your collection.

special thanks to catherine for writing this review which alerted me that this book existed.

and also special thanks to kristin (kc) for giving me this little treat

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