Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to, but all Mom can imagine is the iguana growing larger and messier until it takes over the entire house. Hilarious notes go back and forth as Alex negotiates with his mother, using all his powers of persuasion, while their polar-opposite dreams of life with and iguana are shown in David Catrow's hysterical illustrations. See how clever and funny family debates can be!
Karen Kaufman Orloff is the author of many books for children including"I Wanna Iguana," "I Wanna New Room," and"I Wanna Go Home," all inspired by her son's pet iguana who quickly grew to be over four feet long and take over his room. She also writes a humorous column on family life every other week for "The Poughkeepsie Journal." David Catrow is the illustrator of many picture books including "Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon "and its sequel "Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon," written by Patty Lovell;" I Wanna Iguana" and its two companion books "I Wanna New Room "and "I Wanna Go Home, " written by Karen Kaufman Orloff; "Our Tree Named Steve" by Alan Zweibel; "The Middle Child Blues" by Kristyn Crow; and "We the Kids: the Preamble to the Constitution. "He lives in Ohio with his wife, Deborah."