Peter Brown 2010
This was a Barnes and Noble buy last year. I loved the story and knew the kids would too- Henry especially since he particularly likes funny books. It's such a cute idea, a bear finds a boy in the forest and takes him home to be her pet. All he says is "squeak" and he turns out to be more trouble than she imagined. I love what the author, Peter Brown, puts on the back flap:
When I was a child, I once found a frog in the woods and brought it home to be my pet. My mom was not happy. "Would you like it if a wild animal made YOU its pet?" she asked. To which I replied, "Absolutely!"
I love the colors and the wood grain illustration on each page.
Here's a cute interview with Peter Brown that shows his next Lucy the Bear book. He's also the author/illustrator of The Curious Garden.