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Literature / Art The Gecko Makes A Friend

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Art doesn't know what to do when a new pet is brought into the house.

Art The Gecko Makes A Friend is a short children's picture book published by Margaret Snyder. When Art's master, Brett, brings home a second pet, Art experiences some jealousy.

Like its sister book, Who's Afraid of Boomer?, this one comes with a toy of The Protagonist, a small gecko filled with sand.

This book provides examples of:

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Art is yellow with orange, purple, and green splotches, which doesn't match any particular gecko in real life.
  • Attention Whore: Art is so used to getting the attention he gets scared of getting replaced when a new pet shows up.
  • Indy Escape: Art does this, though instead of a boulder it's dust.
  • Wall Crawl: Unsurprisingly Art the Gecko can do this and does so to escape his habitat.