Children Make Terrible Pets - #Scholastic Storybook Treasures

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Scholastic has been a name that I have loved as a child.  Book Fair anyone?  I remember loving those days and now that Broxton is in school, he gets the same enjoyment I did when I was growing up.  One thing that scholastic does that I don't remember in the past is their "Storybook Treasures" where they have the stories narrated.  We have a few of the Read-Along-DVD's and Broxton seems to enjoy them all. 

Peter Brown's beloved children's book arrives on the small screen as the featured story on the brand-new Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ DVD, CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS...AND MORE STORIES ABOUT FAMILY.  In the animated tale, Lucy, a young bear, meets a charming young boy in the forest and brings him home.  Her mother, however, has other ideas and cautions her that, "children make terrible pets."  Hilarity ensues as Lucy tries to prove her mother wrong in this modern classic.
Other stories on this comedy-filled compilation include All the World (By Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee, narrated by Joanne Woodward), Crow Call  (By Lois Lowry, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, narrated by Julia Fein), and Elizabeti's Doll (By Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illustrated by Christy Hale, narrated by Lynn Whitfield). 
The original stories have won many awards, including The New York Times Best Illustrated Book, the E.B. White Read-Aloud Picture Book Award and the Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature. 
  • Read-Along Function
  • Author Interviews with Peter Brown and Lois Lowry and Illustrator Marla Frazee


  1. This sounds funny! I asked my students how many of them like children because we're doing children's book illustrations. Many raised their hands, there were some that didn't. I said, "Well it's true that you have to clean up poop, pee, throw up and more. Kids really are disgusting when you think about it that way.


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