Saturday, October 30, 2010

Children Make Terrible Pets

Children Make Terrible Pets
By Peter Brown
Little, Brown; 2010. Unpaged. Picture book.

Dear little Lucy Bear finds a small boy in the woods one day and decides she must have him as a pet! Her mother warns her that children make terrible pets, but Lucy wants to keep him, anyway! She loves him dearly and includes him in all her games and activities--they are inseparable. Even though there are some drawbacks to having a child as a pet, Lucy still loves him. When her child disappears one day, Lucy doesn't know what to do! Will she ever find her wonderful pet again?

This is a fun, silly story that will be enjoyed by all! Children will love the idea of an animal wanting to make a pet out of a human as they imagine themselves in the story. Beautiful, sepia-washed illustrations add a bright, appealing aspect to the book. Altogether, this is a wonderful combination!

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