What Kind of Pet Would You Be?

A review of Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

Not impressed by the pet frog he brought home from the woods, Peter’s mother asked, “Would you like it if a wild animal made YOU its pet?” Fortunately for us, young Peter Brown’s enthusiastic response (“Absolutely!”) has become grown-up author Peter Brown’s new book, Children Make Terrible Pets.

When Lucy the bear finds a little boy in the woods, she just knows he’ll make the best pet ever! Wise Mom doubts that little “Squeaker” (aptly named for the sound he makes) is meant for the domestic life of bears, but gives Lucy the chance to care for him responsibly. Kids aged 2-102 will get a bang out of this silly story, but 3-8 year olds who squeak along with “Squeaker” will especially appreciate Lucy’s gentle lesson in pet ownership. Get your paws on this treasure from the woods today at your Madison Public Library!

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