Pearl was all excited about moving to a new home, but her friends, the lawn ornaments, weren't quite as excited. Betty the deer, Jack the jockey, Norm the gnome and Flo the pink flamingo were pretty attached to their lawn and weren't so sure. Oh, well, wherever Pearl went they went. On moving day everything left over was packed in the car from the lava lamp, the bongo drums and, of course Pearl. Even Teddy made it, but something was obviously forgotten and Norm scratched his head and declared, "I may be wrong, but I think they forgot us." That sent Flo into a tizzy and it didn't help when Betty mentioned something about a curb.
Of course once something is set out by the curb that is THE end. They all decided the only thing they could do was to take to the road and find out where Ritzy Estates was on the map. They had to be very careful because some "people didn't love lawn ornaments the way Pearl did." And so every time they saw a trash truck they had to freeze up. Off they traveled, day and night, through rain and snow. They even stopped to ask Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue ox way up in Maine for directions. Were they ever going to find out where Pearl went before they ended up in a dastardly junkyard?
This zany, madcap adventure of Pearl's lost lawn ornaments will give pink flamingo owners a case of the giggles. Everyone who has ever had a lawn ornament or three or thirty will appreciate this little girl's appreciation of them. On the contrary everyone who can't stand lawn ornaments will have to resist rolling their eyes at the characters in this book, especially when Flo has to resist staying behind at a home that sports several pink flamingos. Dan Yaccarino's quirky sense of humor will not only delight the young set, but bring a smile to the older one!