Title: The Great Pet Escape
Author: Victoria Jamieson
Series: Pets on the Loose
Recommended for: 2nd – 4th Grade
Pages: 63 pages
Call Number/Link: GN J JAMIESON, V.
Synopsis: The class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School want OUT . . . and GW (short for George Washington), the deceptively cute hamster in the second-grade classroom, is just the guy to lead the way. But when he finally escapes and goes to find his former partners in crime, Barry and Biter, he finds that they actually LIKE being class pets. Impossible!
Just as GW gets Barry and Biter to agree to leave with him, a mouse named Harriet and her many mouse minions get in their way. What follows is class-pet chaos guaranteed to make readers giggle . . . and maybe look at their class pets a little differently in the future.
This is a beginning graphic novel that kids will like. It has adventure, and humor, though some of the humor the kids will not get. It is a fast paced, colorful graphic novel with mischief, friendship and even sharing feelings. I recommend for 2nd grade and up because I just don’t know if most 1st graders will get the humor in the story.