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I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff
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I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff
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Sep 09, 2004 | ISBN 9780399237171

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An International Reading Association Children’s Choice Notable Book
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Arkansas’s Diamond Primary Book Award Honor Book
Florida Children’s Book Award Honor Book
California Young Readers Medal nominee
AZ Grand Canyon Reader Award nominee
Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book Award nominee
Prairie Bud Children’s Book Award nominee
Georgia Children’s Book Award nominee
Colorado Children’s Book Award nominee
Ladybug Picture Book Award nominee
Kentucky Bluegrass Award nominee
Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award nominee
Maine Chickadee Book Award, 2nd place
Montana Treasure State Award nominee
Golden Sower Award Nominee
Young Hoosier Award Nomineenominee
Abilene, Texas’s Mockingbird Book Award 

“Hilarious. . . A familiar domestic interchange, played out with broad comedy—and mutual respect, too.” –Kirkus Reviews

“This funny story is told through an amusing exchange of notes, as Alex tries to convince his seemingly unshakable mother that he should be allowed to adopt a friend’s baby iguana (“If I don’t take it, he goes to Stinky and Stinky’s dog, Lurch, will eat it. You don’t want that to happen, do you?”). . . The tale is perfect for reader’s-theater presentations and could also be used effectively as a writing prompt for older children. It will make even the most serious youngsters giggle.” –School Library Journal

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