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Orloff, Karen Kaufman.
New York : Putnam, 2004.
IL K-3, RL 3.5
ISBN 0399237178
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"Dear Mom,
I know you don't think I should have Mikey Gulligan's baby iguana when he moves, but here's why I should.  If I don't take it, he goes to Stinky and Stinky's dog, Lurch, will eat it.  You don't want that to happen, do you?
Your sensitive son,

Have you ever wanted somthing that your parents don't think you should have?  That's Alex's problem.  So he starts writing notes to his mother telling her all the ways the iguana will be a good thing to have.  But you know mothers.  For every one of Alex's arguments, his mom has an answer.  Will Alex ever git his iguana?

SUBJECTS:     Iguanas as pets -- Fiction.
                        Pets -- Fiction.
                        Letters -- Fiction.
                        Mothers and sons -- Fiction.


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