When Lucy Bear finds a boy in the forest, she begs her mom to let her keep him. Lucy's mother agrees, but warns, "children make terrible pets." Mom turns out to be too right. Children aren't good pets. Elephants, however, are a different story.
What I thought: Hilarious! Kids will love that animals are humans and humans are animals in this story. It's an innovative look at pet care. Perfect for families considering new pets or for those who just want to laugh. The illustrations are lovely. I like the muted yet vibrant color scheme. My favorite is Lucy & the elephant.
Story Time Theme: Pets
(Little, Brown & Co, 2010)