Saturday, January 14, 2012
Quirky & Strange
Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey, illustrated by Giselle Potter
Schwartz & Wade Books, August 14, 2012
Ruby's mother creates tiaras and her father makes strange topiary but Ruby just wants to be normal. While she has her dolls to keep her company, she would like a nice pet, too. On vacation it seems Ruby's wish has come true when a tiny glacier follows her home. But a glacier is not what Ruby had in mind for a pet. The little glacier, named Cecil, is beloved by Ruby's parents, but it will take quite a feat indeed for Cecil to convince Ruby of his place in the family. Giselle Potter's illustrations capture the peculiarities of Ruby's life in this delightfully quirky book for the oddly imaginative reader.