I Wanna Iguana is an English storybook written by Karen Kaufman Orloff, and illustrated by David Catrow. This book is not written in the usual storytelling style. Instead, it is written as a note exchange between mother and Alex. This is the Chinese translated version.
As a child, have you ever requested your mommy for a pet? If you had, you'll probably enjoy this book. This book is a hilarious read.
Alex would like to keep an iguana as a pet, but before he can do so, he has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana. He promises his mother that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home. Alex's reassurances: It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house. and his mom's replies: How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile? There was intense negotiation and in the end, mother relented and Alex got his pet iguana. Read the comical exchange of words and enjoy laughing with your kid.
This book is in soft cover, simplified chinese. There are no hanyu pinyin. For reading to the child, this book may be suitable for children of 5 years and above. For self-read, we would recommend this book for children who are 7 and above.