Children Make Terrible Pets (Starring Lucille Beatrice Bear)

3 out of 5 stars

So many things going for it:

1. A great spin on the can-we-keep-this-animal idea (a bear who wants to make a squeaky boy she found into her own personal pet).

2. Cute illustrations (cute, though almost too cutesy… at times)

3. A nice retro-like feel to the whole setup (so you could almost believe this is some long-lost hand-me-down you’re reading)

And yet… honestly? I wanted to like this book more than I did. I felt like it just missed the mark somehow and doesn’t have that special “something” holding it together. My kids liked it on the first go-through, but haven’t really asked for it sense. I think it could have been great (it certainly had a lot of key elements) but ends up just being… pretty good.

Posted in Children's/Young Adult

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