Children Make Terrible Pets
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.
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/)