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I Wanna Iguana

I Wanna Iguana

by Karen Kaufman Orloff Illustrated by David Catrow

Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home. Alex's reassurances: It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house. and his mom's replies: How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile? will have kids in hysterics as the negotiations go back and forth through notes. And the lively, imaginative illustrations show their polar opposite dreams of life with an iguana. 

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.3
Lexile Measure
460L
DRA
16
Guided Reading
J
Publisher
Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Karen Kaufman Orloff
David Catrow Catrow's illustrations in Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell make you fall instantly in love with the short, clumsy, and buck toothed Molly Lou. He continues his spirited style of illustration in his newest book, We the Kids. In this book, Catrow makes understanding the Preamble to the Constitution accessible to children and even fun!

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