Title: The Great Pet Escape
Author: Victoria Jamieson
Series: Pets on the Loose
Recommended for: early chapter book readers, children ages 4 and up as a readaloud, reluctant readers
Pages: 63 p.
Call Number/Link: GN J JAMIESON, V.
GW, a class pet at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School wants OUT . . . and he, the deceptively cute hamster in the second-grade classroom, is just the guy to lead a mass escape. 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.
This book is very funny. We’ll need extra copies once the kids discover it.
Imagine this: a hamster who has invented a sunflower seed catapult, a rodent catapult transportation device and recently completed work on the Hairy Houdini Escape-O-Matic.
Why? He has been trapped in a terrible prison (known as a second grade classroom) for 3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day. He wants FREEDOM and plans to escape with his best friends Barry and Biter. Things don’t go exactly as planned….
This is the first book in a series. Book two, The Great Art Caper, is being published in June 2017.
Amazon lists the age range as 6-10 years and grade level as grades 1-5.
Here is a comment from a SLJ review by Kiera Parrott:
VERDICT Hand this charmingly goofy graphic novel to chapter book readers who enjoy Dav Pilkey’s works, Cyndi Marko’s “Kung Pow Chicken” series and Geoffrey Hayes’s “Benny and Penny” books.