This vibrant, funny cautionary tale from the three-time Geisel Award recipient Greg Pizzoli proves you should be careful what you wish for!

Templeton the cat doesn’t like his parents telling him to clean up, and he really doesn’t like when his brothers steal his toys. So, he makes a wish on a magic diamond, and his family disappears! At first, Templeton is over the moon. He’s free to lounge and play all day, and he never has to take a bath. But being alone might not always be as fun as he’d thought. Will another wish on the magic diamond get Templeton what he really wants?

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"Pizzoli (Number One Sam) juices up the be-careful-what-you-wish-for theme with sly humor....Cheerful entertainment, with just a touch of snark."—Publishers Weekly
"The retro-style cartoonish illustrations are reminiscent of Ed Emberley's work, with their bold greens, oranges, and teals, and their tongue-in-cheek humor complements Pizzoli's spare prose. A fun and relatable story that teaches kids an important lesson without being overtly moralizing."—School Library Journal
"The complementary colors set eyeballs vibrating, and Templeton radiates a hepcat appeal."—Kirkus Reviews
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Hyperion Picture Book with Audio (eBook)