8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos
by Vivian Vande Velde
Illustrated by Steve Bjorkman
Genre: Chapter book
Synopsis: Twitch, the school yard squirrel, has really gotten himself into a bind this time. While trying to escape from a hungry owl, he roused the principal's dog and got chased into the school. Now he's locked in for a dangerous and disastrous night. Can Green Eggs and Hamster, Sweetie the library rat, and the other school pets save Twitch from the crazed dog, Cuddles? In this uproarious chapter book, a group of small animals manages to turn an elementary school into a real zoo.
Natalie's review: I like the book because it has animals in it and I like animals. I like the book because all of the animals go crazy in the book. The book was silly and funny. The animals got out of their cages and made a mess. They talked to each other. I think other kids would like the book because it is funny and the animals make a mess. If children like animals they should read this book.
Natalie's rating: 5 stars
Noah's review: I like the book because it was silly. One pet would go to another pet and they would tell each what the problem was and each pet got out of their cage. The animals made a mess and the day after that was supposed to be a special day. Other kids should read the book because it is funny and the book is a chapter book. If you have one of the pets from the book you will think the book is really cool.
Noah's rating: 4.5 stars
Becky's review: This book was really cute. Each chapter is told by a different pet that lives in the school (or the squirrel and dog who came into the school) and each pet has its own personality. The hamster cracks me up because he's a little scatterbrained. Some of the pets are quirkier than others and that is what makes the book fun. My kids didn't laugh out loud during the book but there was some smiling going on during the book. There were times that I found something funny that went over their heads. This was a good book for a read aloud but I think it would also be a good book to read on your own. It is a pretty short chapter book so it goes by pretty quickly.
Becky's review: 4 stars