Voake, Charlotte Melissa’s Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets Candlewick Press, 2014. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK Content: G.
This book goes through different kids and their unusual pets. Melissa has an octopus, but it makes a mess in the bathtub and Betty loses her chameleon all of the time. After listing many unconnected, but equally as bizarre pets, Kevin and Bertrand bring home a crocodile which is considered unsuitable because it might eat its owners.
The illustrations in this book are cute, but there isn’t a connecting storyline, but rather a bunch of random ridiculous pets. There isn’t anything to endear the people or animals to the reader, and it just felt like reading a list of poor pet choices.
EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.