I Wanna Iguana

I Wanna Iguana

Title: I Wanna Iguana 

 Author:  Karen Kaufman Orloff 

Illustrator:  David Catrow


Alex wants a pet -but not just any pet, an iguana.  Of course, he has to convince his mother this is a good idea first.  In a series of notes back and forth, Alex makes promises about the care of this new pet, while mom worries about the size and costs.  Negotiations back and forth will give readers the giggles as Alex and mom envision two entirely different homes with pet iguanas.   

Curriculum Connections:  

Persuasive writing

Patterns- developing/using models 


Developing possible solutions 

Letter writing


Author’s purpose 

Comparing and Contrasting

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