What starts as an innocent search for the perfect classroom pet turns into a furry fiasco when one guinea pig turns into twenty! The students love their newfound friends, but how can Mr. Gilbert stop them from taking over the classroom?
“…Whoever said arithmetic could not be fun has never had the opportunity to drop in on Mr. Gilbert's class. Addition and subtraction become part of the fun of this story… Parents and teachers will enjoy this as much as the students.”
”Counting is part of the action-packed farce in this simple rhyming picture book about classroom pets…The pen-and-ink, watercolor, and acrylic-gouache pictures show the classroom chaos…The arithmetic exercises—addition, subtraction, multiplication—are woven into the story, and there are surprises right up to the end…”
“…A lively, rhyming text engagingly relates the story of these multiplying creatures, while the watercolor, pen-and-ink, and acrylic-gouache illustrations comically depict the mayhem…This rhythmic tale of ever-popular pets will work well as a read-aloud or with newly independent readers.”
“A humorous look at one classroom’s quest for the perfect pet...This should be required reading for any teacher considering a class pet.”