Children Make Terrible Pets

 
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Children Make Terrible Pets
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Release Date
September 07, 2010
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978-0316015486
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Check out this rollicking, humorous, and heartwarming twist on the classic "first pet" story about a young bear and her favorite pet boy!

When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy in the woods, she's absolutely delighted. She brings him home and begs her mom to let her keep him, even though her mom warns, "Children make terrible pets." But mom relents, and Lucy gets to name her new pet Squeaker.

Through a series of hilarious and surprising scenes, readers can join Lucy and Squeaker on their day of fun and decide for themselves whether or not children really do make terrible pets.

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So I was a huge fan of Brown’s “You Will Be My Friend!” so I was really excited when this book hit our library’s in-coming shelf. It was for one of our branches, but I momentarily snatched it for story time. It’s basically a “what-if” story where a peppy young female bear decides to make a pet out of a little human boy that she finds in the woods. She names him Squeaker because of the sound he makes and soon learns that pets are more difficult to take care of than she first thought.

This book is a little more difficult for storytime than straight reading since there are multiple character voices and the little boy’s squeaks can get a little lost in the story. However, it went over relatively well, though I think it would be best read one-on-one. I totally adore the illustrations in this book; they’re rustic and quirky and somehow warm. The pages have a rougher texture than most easy books, and the book has fake wood features and patterns that give it a very neat look overall.

(Review first published on my personal blog: http://scribbledflyleaf.blogspot.com/)
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