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Children Make Terrible Pets


  • Appealing and humorous, with a lesson to boot!
    –School Library Journal
  • Brown’s distinctive multimedia art, featuring text in colored blocks and characters’ asides printed in word balloons, has a playful, old-time style that matches the woodsy setting and the enjoyable story’s upbeat tone.
  • Joyfully animated illustrations depict Lucy in a pink tutu and Squeaker as a typical boy in a striped shirt and sneakers. The way each page is framed in a faux wood finish gives the pictures the look of a vintage television console.
    –New York Times


  • Base, Graeme. Eleventh Hour. Harry Abrams Publishing, 1993. ISBN-13: 978-0773727571.
  • Brown, Peter. Chowder. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006. ISBN-13: 9781933938912.
  • Brown, Peter. Flight of the Dodo. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0316083393.
  • Brown, Peter. The Curious Garden. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0316015479.
  • Brown, Peter. You Will Be My Friend! Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0316070300.
  • Freeman, Don. Corduroy. Puffin, 1976. ISBN-13: 978-0140501735.
  • Numeroff, Laura Joffe. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. HarperCollins, 1985. ISBN-13: 978-0060245863.
  • Stead, Philip C. A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Roaring Book Press, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-1596434028
  • Stein, David Ezra. Interrupting Chicken. Candlewick, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0763641689.