Author: Paul Schmid
Illustrator: Paul Schmid
Publisher: HarperCollins, 40 Pages (January 24th, 2012)
Age Range: 3 and up
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Synopsis: Petunia has had just about enough of being human. All those baths, good manners, clean clothes, even combed hair
So our clever Petunia hatches a shocking and audacious plan to get away from all the haftas and instead live wild and free.
It is only when Petunia is about to leave it all that she realizes there can be joys and pleasures in being a human child.
Review: 3 Stars - Petunia goes wild is an imaginative book about an imaginative little girl. It’s a quick, light and easy read that my nieces have both enjoyed listening to. The only thing that I felt was a bit off putting was the fact that Petunia’s parents seemed a bit harsh. All kids play pretend while growing up; being various animals and it’s something that should be encouraged to help their imaginations grow. However her parents are portrayed in a way that I didn’t think was at all encouraging to their child. In a word, they were harsh.
The illustrations are well done and cute. I liked the tiger tail that Petunia had attached to her back throughout the story. The main thing I liked about the story was how a little girl figured out on her own that being a pretend tiger was okay some of the time. I recommend this to parents who encourage their children’s imaginative side.
FTC Disclaimer: I did NOT pay for this book, nor have I been compensated at all in any way or means for reading and writing this HONEST review.