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May I Bring A Friend?
Title: May I Bring A Friend?
Author: Beatrice Schenk De Regniers
Illustrator: Beni Montresor
Publisher: The Trumpet Club, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.
Publication year: 1964
Brief Summary: From Scholastic-“An imaginative boy graciously accepts an invitation from the King and Queen and then invites them to the zoo.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – This book could definitely be used to discuss situational irony in a literature class.
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it – I loved that Montresor took some liberties, especially in the beginning of the text with which “friends” would be making an appearance. I think it adds to the absurdity of this ironic situation.