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The powerHouse Arena is pleased to invite you to a special kids' release party for:

Children Make Terrible Pets

By Peter Brown

Kids' Reading and Signing

Saturday, November 6, 4–5 PM
powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn

Bestselling author Peter Brown is back with a sidesplitting and endlessly adorable story, illustrated in a striking and fun art style. Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite animal or monster!

About the book:

In this fresh and funny picture book, Lucy, a young bear, discovers a lost boy in the woods, and she thinks she's found the most adorable, cutest pet ever. She brings him home, and begs her mom to keep him, even though her mom tells her that "children make terrible pets." She names him Squeaker, and the two go through a humorous sequence of events: playing, napping, litterbox training (okay, maybe that's not fun!) and all other sorts of shenanigans. But then Squeaker suddenly goes missing. Lucy is heartbroken and looks for him everywhere. Finally, she finds him back with his own family, and she makes the tough decision to let him stay where he belongs.

About the author:

Peter Brown is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He grew up in Hopewell, NJ and now lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he's living his dream of drawing, writing, and getting paid to do it. Peter's website is

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