Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Children's Book Review: Children Make Terrible Pets
Children Make Terrible Pets
Written and illustrated by: Peter Brown
Published by: Little Brown and Company, 2010
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.
* My kids have really been interested in getting a pet. The conversations keep switching from wanting a cat to wanting a dog. I found this book at the library that I thought they would enjoy, which puts a twist on wanting a pet. In this book, Lucy, a bear, finds a boy that she wants to bring home as a pet. Her mother warns her that "children make terrible pets" but Lucy has to find out for herself. The kids thought that this book was funny and really enjoyed it.
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.