Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152015725, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2001
You never know what a day will bring.
The morning begins like any other. Albert reaches out the window to check the weather. But from the moment a twig lands smack in the palm of his hand, life is never the same.
In her first picture book, Donna Jo Napoli invents a magical and inspiring tale that will capture the heart of any reader who has loved a pet. Jim LaMarche creates an endearing character in Albert and a classic setting for the miraculous new world that unfolds around him.
JIM LAMARCHE is the illustrator of many popular children's books, including The Carousel by Liz Rosenberg and The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed. He lives with his family in Santa Cruz, California.