Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Children make terrible pets.

Seriously. Have you ever tried to potty train one?  I hear they also ruin the furniture and tend to wander off if left unattended.  These are just a few of the lessons Lucille Beatrice Bear learns when she finds a little boy in the woods, names him Squeaker, and tries to keep him as a pet despite her mother's warnings. 

Reading stories where typical roles are reversed helps engage your child's narrative skills.  Ask your children to make predictions about where Squeaker might have run away to.  Prepare for some wide-eyed gasps when, on the last page, Lucille begins looking longingly at a lost elephant.

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