Thursday, January 26, 2012

Children Make Terrible Pets

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.


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    1. there was a typo....sorry.

      I love your book posts! I will have to get this one for my son. He likes funny books too.

  2. Thanks for following! So glad you're enjoying the posts. We have so so many books, I feel like I've hardly made a dent!