Tuesday, February 16, 2016
If I Had A Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle
Bored with her pet hamster, Sam reads a book about mythological creatures and imagines what it would be like to have one of those for a pet. She realizes that while a unicorn is lovely, it is also quite shy and a hippogriff would frighten many people and animals. I think that kids will enjoy seeing the variety of mythological creatures mentioned which include kraken, kirin and manticore and they may want to research the stories behind those creatures. The text is rhyming and fun and the illustrations are bright and cute. Eventually, Sam realizes that a conventional pet is probably best. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.