Title: Children Make Terrible Pets

Reference: Brown, P. (2010). Children Make Terrible Pets, New York, Boston: Little, Brown and Company.

Annotation: This story follows Lucy, the bear, as she finds squeaker, the boy. Lucy then treats the little boy as her pet, she plays, eats, and naps with him. But it wasn’t all fun and games because he also created a mess.

Genre: Fiction

Grade level: 1-4

Readers who would like this book: children who like to read about human and animal relationships. Children would like this book if they want to see a different side of a relationship with a pet.

Rate: 4. It’s different from all the stories I’ve read this one has a unique twist to it.

Text-dependent question: How does the dialogue help you understand the interaction between the characters?

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