The Great Pet Escape
The Great Pet Escape

The Great Pet Escape

Written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson
Book #1 in the Pets on the Loose Series
6 - 10
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Feb 16, 2016
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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.

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  • Ask your child if they child were a class pet, what animal would they be and what grade would they want to be in?
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Publication Date
February 16, 2016
Henry Holt and Co (BYR)
Page Count
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Juvenile Reader
Reading Age
6 - 10 years
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