Lauren Castillo (Henry Holt 2011)(ages 4+). The boy has always wanted a pet, but nothing was ever just right. Until one day he happens upon a turtle in the park, so he brings it home. But Melvin isn't all that active and doesn't seem to like it there. Does he miss his friends? Would he be happier back at the pond?
MELVIN AND THE BOY offers fun and humorously expressive illustrations as it provides a satisfying answer to the age-old question, "What's the best home for a turtle?"
At least, one that's smaller than this: