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Wanted by Fiona Roberton
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Sep 23, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: flannel-board-potential, junior-picture-books, award-winning-books-challenge

A humorous tale of longing and friendship. One the one hand, Henry wants a dog more than anything in the world; on the other, duck needs a friend. Duck sees Henry's advert for a pet in the paper and decides that this is his opportunity to get a friend. He tries, with hilarious outcomes, to be the perfect pet that Henry longs for. I won't spoil the ending, but just say that both learn a great deal about compromise and friendship before the book ends. I adored this book, loved the ways in which duck tries to make himself more acceptable to the boy with egg box, old socks and string. This book provides scope for some great extension activities - loved it!
IRA (International Reading Assn.) Children's and Young Adults' Book Award winner--Primary Fiction category

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