It Followed Me Home Can I Keep It?

Children - Animals
40 Pages
Reviewed on 09/21/2015
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Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite

My daughter and I thought Michael Verrett’s book It Followed Me Home Can I Keep It? was hilarious. A little boy wants a pet really badly. He keeps bringing home all sorts of animals but his parents keep telling him no.

I loved the book. This is the perfect kind of book that no matter how many times you read it, it is still funny. I read it with my 4-year-old daughter. She was laughing her head off at all the silly animals that the little boy was bringing home. Her favorite animal was the penguin. As for me I thought the kookaburra was a pretty interesting pet.

The story flows beautifully because Verrett has written it in rhyme. I love all the excuses that are given to the boy for why he cannot keep that particular pet. I think I might use a few of them myself in the future. As for the ending, I thought it was perfect. The illustrations are bright and colorful and look as if they are hand drawn. In fact all the pages are different colors. My child happened to like this because she loves rainbows.

I recommend every parent to read this book with their child at least once. It is such a fun book. I hope that Verrett plans to write more books like this. This is definitely a book that you would want in your child’s library.