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Children Make Terrible Pets

By Peter Brown (Hardcover Book, 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.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $16.99 US/$19.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316015486

    • On Sale Date: 09/07/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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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.

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Children Make Terrible Pets and The Curious Garden. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year. Peter's website is www.peterbrownstudio.com.
  • Praise for The Curious Garden:
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2009
    2009 Gold Seal Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award
    2009 NAIBA Picture Book of the Year
    2010 Indie Choice Book Award Finalist
    2010 Green Earth Book Award Honor

    "...a quietly marvellous picture book... Echoing the themes of The Secret Garden, it is an ecological fable, a whimsical tale celebrating perseverance and creativity."
    --The New York Times Book Review

    [star] "Brown's latest is a quiet but stirring fable of urban renewal, sure to capture imaginations."
    --Publishers Weekly, starred review

    [star] "The art is spectacular and the book might inspire children to engage in small projects to improve their own neighborhoods."
    --School Library Journal, starred review

  • Praise for Chowder:
    2006 National Parenting Publications Awards Honors
    Scholastic Parent & Child Teachers' Pick for Best New Books

    [star] "Everything works here. The tongue-in-cheek humor melds delightfully with Brown's distinctive artwork."
    --Booklist, starred review

    "Chowder's search for nonhuman friends is as funny as it is poignant."
    --School Library Journal

    "Fans...will sit up and beg for more."
    --Cookie Magazine

    Praise for Flight of the Dodo:
    A Borders Original Voices nominee
    A Book Sense Pick

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Product Details

Children Make Terrible Pets
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $16.99 US/$19.99 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 11"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316015486
  • On Sale Date: 09/07/2010

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