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The Great Pet Escape

Written & illustrated by Victoria Jamieson
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Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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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.

What Kind of Book is The Great Pet Escape

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Ask your child if they child were a class pet, what animal would they be and what grade would they want to be in?

  • How did they enjoy reading in the graphic novel (comic style) format? What were their likes and dislikes in reading in a graphic novel format?

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.5 / 7.0

This is a quick, enjoyable read about class pets and an (almost) attempted escape! The comic book/graphic format makes it enjoyable even for younger readers (my 3.5 year old has requested this multiple times even though the premise of school is a little over his head).

B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.0 / 7.0

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Who Wrote The Great Pet Escape

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Victoria Jamieson

Victoria Jamieson received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. She worked as a children’s book designer before moving to Portland and becoming a freelance illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship, and has lived in Australia, Italy, and Canada. She maintains a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow, skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league.

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Publication Date:
February 16, 2016

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