Children Make Terrible Pets

By Peter Brown
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316015486, 40pp.)

Publication Date: September 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List
“Lucy the bear is so excited when she finds a little boy in the woods! She immediately scoops him up, carries him home, and pleads with her mother to be allowed to keep him. But Mama Bear is not so sure about this arrangement -- everyone knows that children make terrible pets! Against her better judgment, Lucy's mother allows the little critter to stay. Squeaker seems to be the perfect pet, until one day he disappears! Lucy frantically searches high and low until she discovers a house not entirely unlike her own, where Squeaker has a family and -- gasp! -- a pet of his very own.”
-- Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA


Description
Check out this bestselling, rollicking, and humorous 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.



About the Author
Peter Brown is Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University. Brown is the leading English-language authority on St. Augustine; his many books include "Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity" (California, 1982), "Body and Society" (1988), "Power and Persuasion "(1992), "Authority and the Sacred "(1995), and "The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, a.d. 200-1000" (1996).
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