Can I Keep It? by Lisa Jobe
“Mom, if a frog follows me home, can I keep it?”
One summer day, a boy ventures into his backyard on a mission to find the perfect pet. When he asks to keep the animals that happened to “follow” him home, his mom points out that birds belong in the sky and frogs belong in the pond. He starts to wonder: is there an animal that belongs right there with him? In a heartwarming conclusion, he discovers the perfect pet has been around him all along.
Readers of all ages will giggle at the sly sense of humor, and adults will love how the mother’s questions encourage empathy. Lively illustrations and dialogue play off each other with a sly sense of humor as the boy learns to walk in someone else’s shoes–or paws.
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Category: Animals - Pets Humorous Stories Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings