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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • If I Had a Gryphon
  • Vikki VanSickle
  • English
  • 24 August 2015
  • 9781770498099

10 thoughts on “If I Had a Gryphon

  1. Patty Patty says:

    Sam receives a hamster for a pet yet she finds the hamster to be uite boring She dreams of having mythological creatures as a pet instead but soon comes to realize the challenges and reality of having mythological creatures as pets I absolutely loved this book With engaging rhymes and stunning illustrations If I Had a Gryphon was incredibly fun and cute to read


  2. Abigail Abigail says:

    A young girl finds her new pet hamster rather boring in this delightful new picture book from author Vikki VanSickle and illustrator Cale Atkinson 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 she muses going on to consider all the magical creatures she might have as a companion Although concentrating on the pleasures involved in consorting with such creatures at first she also begins to consider the drawbacks from the legendary shyness of unicorns to the many fires started by dragons Eventually she concludes that her hamster is just rightWith a rhyming text that scans well and has a rollicking rhythm and charming illustrations that capture the color and magic of the creatures being imagined by the girl narrator If I Had a Gryphon would make an excellent read aloud selection Children who enjoy reading about fantastical creatures from gryphons to hippogriffs will be particularly pleased with this selection although they may be surprised at the sweet ending in which the girl is reconciled to the idea of having a hamster as a pet I appreciated the very end in which the plump little hamster starts dressing up as the creatures in the little girl's book Recommended to anyone looking for picture books with rhyming text or featuring imaginative children


  3. Tiff at Mostly YA Lit Tiff at Mostly YA Lit says:

    Adorable Sam is the new owner of a hamster but finds that it's not uite as dazzling as the creatures in the mythological book she's reading She imagines herself owning everything from a unicorn to a chimera and in the process realizes that taking care of those animals might be pretty difficult too Full of charming and delicate verse fantastical creatures the phoenix is my favorite and colourful illustrations that will appeal to both kids and parents This book is perfect for your four to six year old who is interested in animals and loves the zoo Entice them with the hippogriff dazzle them with the purple unicornand then remind them that the pet you have at home is always best of all I could see If I Had A Gryphon read in classrooms and libraries then used for language arts and English to develop imagination imaginative play and art create the costume of the mythical creature you wish to own; then walk talk dance like himher storytelling from child to adult and much In short this is a keeper for your home classroom or library I received a copy of this book from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review but just to let you know I have already purchased three copies for the children in my life Enjoy


  4. Jamie (Books and Ladders) Jamie (Books and Ladders) says:

    Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewTHIS WAS SO ADORABLE I loved the images and the story I liked that this was about mythological creatures but also about the very real pets we get as well I will have a full review plus an interview with Vikki VanSickle on Books Are My Fandom on October 24th


  5. Wayne McCoy Wayne McCoy says:

    'If I Had a Gryphon' by Vikki VanSickle with illustrations by Cale Atkinson is a laugh out loud book of what if choices for pet ownersWhen Sam gets a hamster for a pet she is a bit underwhelmed She imagines what owning grander and imaginary pets might look like and discovers that they would hold their own excitement Perhaps a bit too much She thinks about owning a dragon a gryphon a hippogriff a kraken and many others They all pose their own problems Imagine what happens when a dragon sneezes? Or the fact that you need the proper gear to hang with your pet krakenThe prose is in perfect lilting rhyme I had to find someone to read it out loud to and it was perfectly metered And the illustrations are the best I laughed out loud at the story and pics and I know younger readers will too This will be on my gift list for friends and family with young readersI received a review copy of this ebook from Random House of Canada Limited Tundra Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you for allowing me to review this hilarious ebook


  6. Emily Emily says:

    So cute loved the illustrations


  7. David J David J says:

    If I Had a Gryphon is a fun little picture book about a girl who at first is uncharmed by her ordinary hamster and imagines how great it would be to have a mythic creature as a pet While she goes through a wide assortment of cool beasts she comes to a conclusion that may surprise you It has some neat illustrations by Cale Atkinson tooI don't normally go around reading picture books that's not really my style but I work at a book store and as I set this book up for a new promotion today I thought Eh why not?


  8. Ashley Ashley says:

    This book was incredible fun and super sweet I love children's books that rhyme and its always a plus in my book if they have something to do with mythical creatures Each page was filled with vivid color and amazing art the way Vikki VanSickle mimicked actual brushstrokes in her artwork was just wonderful With a little one's birthday coming up for good friend of mine I'll be sure to pick up a copy of this to add to their chills library


  9. Morris Morris says:

    This is a cute rhyming book featuring beautiful full page illustrations and a diverse main character It is guaranteed to keep kids engaged and even has a bonus of teaching them about mythological animals There is uite a bit of imagination contained between the coversThis unbiased review is based upon a copy won through the Goodreads First Reads program


  10. Danielle Danielle says:

    Really enjoyed this one It introduces mythological creatures while using lively rhyming text like this bit about a unicorn We'd prance through fields of posies and nibble nectarinesI'd shine her horn with candy corn to get a starry sheenI mean great stuff Shout out to terrific illustrations too


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If I Had a Gryphon[PDF] ✎ If I Had a Gryphon ⚡ Vikki VanSickle – Thomashillier.co.uk Sam just got a hamster for a pet She's not really impressed The hamster isn't very exciting he mostly eats and sleeps and gets his shavings wet BORINGAfter reading a book about mythological creatures Sam just got a hamster for a pet Had a MOBI ô She's not really impressed The hamster isn't very exciting he mostly eats and sleeps and gets his shavings wet BORINGAfter reading a book about mythological If I ePUB ½ creatures Sam gets some ideas for exciting pets But she soon realizes that taking care of these magical beasts might not be as wonderful as she though Unicorns are shy gryphons scare the dogs I Had a PDF/EPUB é at the dog park and having a fire extinguisher handy at all times makes dragons seem like an awful lot of work Maybe the hamster really is the best pet for her A nice safe pet right.


About the Author: Vikki VanSickle

Everything I need to know in life I Had a MOBI ô learned from children's literature Growing up in Woodstock Ontario I was a big library kid burning through the spinner racks and entering every writing contest If I ePUB ½ I was eligible for My work ranges from contemporary middle grade fiction to magical storytime ready picture books I am currently living in Toronto where I work in children's publishing in addition t.