I Wanna New Room by Karen Kaufman Orloff

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A hilarious companion to I Wanna Iguana.

Ever since their baby sister came along, Alex has been forced to share a room with his little brother, Ethan, and it's a nightmare. Ethan always breaks stuff, snores like a walrus, and sticks crayons up his nose. No hardworking, well-behaved, practically grown-up boy like Alex should have to put up with that!

Writing letters to his mom convinced her to let him get his pet iguana, so Alex puts pencil to paper again, this time determined to get his own room. Though all of his powers of persuasion can't get his dad to expand the house, he does come through with a fun alternative to give Alex some space of his own.


About Karen Kaufman Orloff

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Karen Kaufman Orloff (www.karenkaufmanorloff.com) lives in Hopewell Junction, New York.David Catrow (www.catrow.com) is a renowned editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of many books for children. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.
Published December 2, 2010 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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In epistolary dialogue with his mom, a lad yearning for an iguana tries various approaches, from logic and sweet talk to emotional blackmail.

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Alex’s straightforward request nets this response: “…Mom says girls need privacy to do girl stuff.” Alex can’t think what girl stuff a baby would need to do, so he switches tactics, complaining that Ethan bothers his stuff.

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Alex is upset because he now has to share his room with his four-year-old brother, Ethan.

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