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Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey
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Cecil the Pet Glacier

by Matthea Harvey

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Aww....  I love stories where the parents are odd, and the child wants to be normal, until s/he learns a new way of finding her or his identity in the world.  Ruby wants so badly to be normal that she has named her three identical dolls The Three Jennifers" and dressed them in brown and triple-knotted their shoelaces.  And what's so ridiculous about having ice as a pet?  Cecil was calved from a berg, after all.  And ppl have calves as pets." ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
A weird little story about strange parents and a "normal" child who attracts a pet glacier. She can't stand the pet until he finds her lost doll at which point she finally learns to appreciate him. I loved all the details regarding how to take care of Cecil. It was easily my favorite part of the book. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
A weird little story about strange parents and a "normal" child who attracts a pet glacier. She can't stand the pet until he finds her lost doll at which point she finally learns to appreciate him. I loved all the details regarding how to take care of Cecil. It was easily my favorite part of the book. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
A weird little story about strange parents and a "normal" child who attracts a pet glacier. She can't stand the pet until he finds her lost doll at which point she finally learns to appreciate him. I loved all the details regarding how to take care of Cecil. It was easily my favorite part of the book. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
A weird little story about strange parents and a "normal" child who attracts a pet glacier. She can't stand the pet until he finds her lost doll at which point she finally learns to appreciate him. I loved all the details regarding how to take care of Cecil. It was easily my favorite part of the book. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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Ruby gets a pet that she didn't want, a glacier named Cecil. This is a story about wanting to fit in but learning that it's okay to be different.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375867732, Hardcover)

In a starred review Publishers Weekly raves: "It’s an avant-garde, surrealist story with a Hollywood-style tearjerker lurking within—and a surprisingly charming and affecting one at that."

Award-winning poet Matthea Harvey and illustrator extraordinaire Giselle Potter team up to create an indescribably unique picture book about wanting to be normal, then coming to appreciate being different. Ruby would love to be like everyone else—not easy when you have a tiara-wearing mother and a father who spends his time trimming outrageous topiary. She'd also like to get a nice normal pet, maybe a dog. Then, on a family vacation to Norway, she finds herself adopted by a small, affectionate glacier. How Cecil, as the ice pet is named, proves himself to Ruby—risking his own meltdown—is a story sure to thrill and delight young readers.

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Ruby Small's embarrassingly eccentric parents take her on a vacation to Norway where she acquires an unwanted pet, a glacier named Cecil, who finds a way to melt Ruby's heart.

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