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Illustrations from “What do you do with a Kangaroo" by Mercer Mayer
This is a recent favorite of mine for reading to my daughter, about a little girl tormented by exotic animals popping up in strange places. The illustrations are somewhat macabre, and humorous in their details (check out the add for pet Tarantulas in the first panel). But it’s also a favorite because of the fearless female protagonist.
Hats off to Mercer Mayer (of “Little Critter” fame) for this story, published way back in 1973!