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.