CECIL THE PET GLACIER by Matthea Harvey and Giselle Potter. A strange and beautiful picture book about Ruby, a girl with whackadoodle eccentric parents. She just wants to be normal and have a normal pet. But there is NOTHING normal about the pet who ends up following her home from a trip to Norway. Cecil is the WORST pet imaginable, but he simply will not leave her alone, and even follows her to school. Will her new frozen companion be able to warm Ruby’s heart?
In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said, “It’s an avant-garde, surrealist story with a Hollywood-style tearjerker lurking within—and a surprisingly charming and affecting one at that.”