If I Had A Gryphon

If I Had A Gryphon

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"Sam just got a hamster for a pet. But the hamster is kind of boringahe just eats and sleeps and gets his shavings wet. Inspired by her book of mythological creatures, Sam longs for a more exciting pet. But she soon realizes that taking care of these magical beasts might not be as wonderful as she thought. Sasquatches are messy, unicorns are shy, gryphons scare the dogs at the dogpark, and having a fire extinguisher handy at all times makes dragons seem like an awful lot of work. In the end, Sam realizes that her hamster is a pretty sweet and safe petaor is he? If I Had a Gryphon is a raucous rhyming read-aloud about fantastical beasts in everyday situations-and the increasingly beleaguered heroine who has to deal with them."
Publisher: Toronto :, Tundra Books,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9781770498099
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Atkinson, Cale


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Owning a gryphon, a dragon, a unicorn or a hippogriff would be very exciting ... but a hamster is far more cuddly!
** Recommended for ages 4-7 years.

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VaughanPLKelly May 28, 2017

A fun picture book about what it would be like to have different mythological creatures as pets. Charming rhymes and fun illustrations add to its appeal.

cmlibrary_rkimray Mar 11, 2016

A humorous read-aloud about imagination, making choices, and eventually being satisfied with what you have. Perfect for kids who are obsessed with mythological creatures. Great illustrations and rhyme make for a terrific storytime book!

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cmlibrary_rkimray Mar 11, 2016

cmlibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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cmlibrary_rkimray Mar 11, 2016

Last week I got a hamster. My first and only pet. He mostly eats and sleeps and hides and gets his shavings wet. If only I could have a pet with strange, exotic powers, I know that I'd find lots to do to while away the hours.


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