Jessie Sima

12 Oct 2019
10:30 a.m.
Downstairs @ Kidfest

Jessie Sima

Photo by Tory Williams

Jessie Sima grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey and now lives and works just outside New York City. She is the author and illustrator of Not Quite Narwhal, Harriet Gets Carried Away, and Love, Z, and the illustrator of Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies, written by Christian Trimmer.


From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a classic tale of a boy and his dog — except in this unique story, one of them is a balloon! When Spencer gets a new pet, he’s excited to do all the things that pets do — taking walks in the park, going to the vet, and attending parties together. There’s just one hitch: Spencer’s new pet is a balloon. And that means No. Sharp. Objects. No drooling dogs at the park. No prickly porcupines at the vet. And absolutely no pinning tails on any donkeys! Spencer’s New Pet is a story of pure fun about a boy, his dog, and a friendship that endures life’s sharpest … and most unexpected twists.

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