PETUNIA, I LOVE YOU by
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The title words belong to Raccoon, but, really, who doesn't?-- especially after Petunia, Petunia and the Song, Petunia's Christmas, Petunia Takes a Trip, Petunia Beware. She is such an innocent, she brings out the protective instinct in everyone-- 2 to 200. At the start here, Raccoon loves Petunia-- hungrily. He lures her into the woods. One trick after another to stun her into compliant edibility fails until he, starving now, falls for a baited trap set by a vigilant farmer. Petunia, loyal and loving as ever, releases him and Raccoon thus has every good reason to say ""Petunia, I love you."" Duvoisin's pictures, in the exaggerated action/color he does so well, make it easy to show or tell and Petunia easy to love.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1965
Publisher: Knopf