Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown (2010) was short enough to read in one sitting-- it is, after all, a children's book -- so consider this my review of the book. Think of everything a parent has said to a young child who wants a pet. Lucy Bear finds a child and brings him home. Mom says, "Lucille Beatrice Bear! Don't you know that children make terrible pets?" Mom gave in, saying he was Lucy's responsibility. But her little pet was "impossible to potty train." (Don't you love this illustration of a frowning child standing in a litter box?) One day her pet disappears. When Lucy finds him, she sees that he has another family, and that's the place where he belongs. It's a great story! Rated: 10 of 10.
I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg, 2010
When I posted a teaser on Friday, I included this sentence from the synopsis:
"Maggie has heartbreaking secrets in her past, but through a strange turn of events, she soon discovers, quite by accident, that everybody, it seems—dead or alive—has at least one little secret."
Library Loot is a weekly meme co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. Claire has the Mister Linky this week, if you'd like to share a list of the loot you brought home.