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Children Make Terrible Petsby Peter Brown
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From two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg, creator of Jumanji and The Polar Express, comes a poignant story of one hamsterand#8217;s struggle with destiny. Being a pet store hamster isnand#8217;t much fun for Sweetie Pie, but life in human homes proves downright perilous. As Sweetie Pie longingly gazes out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the trees, he wonders if heand#8217;ll ever have the chance to feel the wind in his fur. Allsburgand#8217;s expressive, soft-hued illustrations artfully capture a hamsterand#8217;s-eye view of the wide and wonderful world where maybe, just maybe, Sweetie Pie could someday run free.
"In this tongue-in-cheek role reversal, a girlish bear named Lucy makes a pet of a small boy. She declares him 'the cutest critter in the whole forest' and begs her mother, 'Can I keep him, please?' Her mother, unbearishly seated in a comfy chair and reading a book, delivers the title's sound advice, but allows Lucy to keep the boy. Brown (The Curious Garden) mimes the escalating challenges of animal care. The boy, who Lucy names Squeaker, 'because he makes funny sounds,' throws tantrums and will not use a litter box. Lucy is relieved when Squeaker escapes home, where his family enjoys a backyard picnic as though he had not been absent. Even though Brown's humans wear clothes and live in a house, they are basically squirrels: they all say 'squeak' from the bears' POV, while the bears act like flummoxed babysitters: Lucy walks upright in a tutu, her mother wears a skirt and pearls, and their dialogue appears in prim construction-paper voice bubbles. Framed in wood-grain borders, the action takes place in an artificial outdoors and parodies those who are pushovers for exotic specimens. Ages 3 — 6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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.
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Curious Garden" comes a unique and laugh-out-loud twist on the perennial first pet theme, as he tells the story about a bear and her pet boy. Full color.
Sweetie Pie escapes the confines ofand#160;his hamster cage (and several insufferable owners)and#160;to find a new home in the wild. Another instant picture book classic from two-time Caldecott-winner Chris Van Allsburg.
Nilson and Amelia do everything together. But if one little thing goes wrong, Nilson throws the biggest, most house shaking-est fit ever! Amelia helps Nilson control his gorilla-sized temper by promising him banana ice cream and letting him play with her froggy coin purse. But, sometimes, Amelia needs to be calmed down, too.
Inspired by Ohora's own "negotiations" with his two sons, No Fits, Nilson! is a hilarious preschool pick for kids and parents navigating the treacherous tantrum phase.
Some tea parties are for grown-ups.
Some are for girls.
But this tea party is for a very special guest.
And it is important to follow some rules . . .
like providing comfortable chairs,
and good conversation,
and yummy food.
But sometimes that is not enough for special guests,
especially when their manners are more Cretaceous than gracious . . .
Introducing Tea Rex, a guest that just about any child would love to have to tea!
About the Author
David LaRochelle has written or illustrated over twenty-five books, including picture books, puzzle books, craft books, and a book for young adults.
Mark Fearing's animated shorts have been seen on a variety of TV stations and film festivals. He has illustrated several books for children and considers himself barely an adult. He currently works across mediums and love to tell stories with words and pictures.
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