Be careful what you wish for in this hilarious debut picture book from award-winning author and poet, Laura Mucha, and rising star illustrator, Hannah Peck.
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Be careful what you wish for!
Rita really really really wanted a rabbit.
Spike was NOT a rabbit.
He was scaly, scary, scratchy, scrabbly, scrawny, speckled and spiky.
Rita is so very sure she wants a fluffy pet rabbit and NOT a scaly, scratchy bearded dragon called Spike . . . But when a fussy, grouchy, messy rabbit comes to stay, she discovers they aren’t necessarily as adorable as they seem. Spike saves the day and Rita is very glad to be rid of the rabbit and very in love with her speckled, scrawny, spiky pet.
A very funny text wonderfully complemented by Hannah Peck’s witty artwork.
A wry tale of being careful what you wish for, with quirky art from Peck
Sure to make you giggle and full of heart and charm, we think little ones will love joining Rita's story (and discovering that the grass isn't always greener on the other side!). [An] adorably funny tale of being careful what you wish for
I think many of us will have experienced a "Rita moment", the disappointment of not getting the present you hoped for. Through a series of hilarious events, Rita learns that you can't judge by appearances and we should appreciate what we have
Hilarious and universal
An excellent picture book in so many ways... The writing is of the highest quality, as you would expect from such a well-respected and talented poet, and it reads aloud beautifully
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