The Search for the Perfect Child (Hardcover)

By Jan Fearnley, Jan Fearnley (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763632311, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 24, 2006



Where is the perfect child? A humorous, roundabout search leads back to the reader.

Fido Farnsworth, the cleverest, smartest, coolest dog in the whole world, is faced with his hardest job yet. How will he ever find the perfect child? Is the perfect child artistic (say, fond of painting on refrigerator doors)? Does he enjoy keeping pets (like an enormous tiger on a string)? Does she have lots of style (mixing a pirate's hat with Mom's high-heeled shoes)? With cheerfully comic illustrations, Jan Fearnley makes it perfectly clear that all kids are perfect just as they are.

About the Author

Jan Fearnley was a teacher and literacy advocate before becoming a full-time writer and illustrator. She is the creator of many books for children, including NEVER TOO LITTLE TO LOVE, WATCH OUT! and JUST LIKE YOU. Jan Fearnley lives in Surrey, England.