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Children Make Terrible Pets

Brown, Peter

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Children Make Terrible Pets
When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy lost in the woods, she asks her mother if she can have him as a pet, only to find him impossible to train.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316015486
Branch Call Number: E Bro
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Jun 12, 2014
  • nypl_morningside_heights rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fun book to read,

Nov 22, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A little over my students' heads, but it got a few giggles. Not as good as Chowder, though.

May 15, 2013
  • JCLKateC rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I often recommend this title as well as other Peter Brown titles for patrons who are going to be a guest or mystery reader for an elementary school class. The story is funny and sweet, and the illustrations are fantastic.

Oct 31, 2012
  • thekristenkat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved the illustrations!

Oct 24, 2012
  • CR Youth Librarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The moral may be a bit obvious, but in a storytime it's a good counterpoint to the bleak awesomeness of I Want My Hat Back.

Jul 02, 2012
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I guess I just don't "get" this author the way I do others. The illustrations were still nice (very cool that parts were done with construction paper), but I feel the whole moral of the story gets laid on a bit too thick. Still a decent book, but will never hit my favourites list.

Jun 04, 2012
  • villapark rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Cute book! The illustrations give it a retro feel.

Nov 19, 2011
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a great book warning bears that adopting a human child as a pet is fraught with danger. They are messy, untrainable and tend to return to their families without warning.

A funny book that would be a great way to teach point of view and inferencing.


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