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Found the perfect book for teachers!
on July 24, 2010
As a 3rd grade teacher with a classroom guinea pig, I was looking for a book to read aloud to my class. The thing was, I didn't just want a picture book, or a how-to-take-care-of book, I wanted a book with a truly engaging story. After reading the story description and several reviews, I decided to give this book a try.
Reading this book outloud each day to my class, I felt like I hit the jackpot! I was as completely engaged in the story as the students were. In fact, after giving my students the [... ], my students insisted they hear the sequel to this book (setting: Christmas) even though it was May!
I would give this book my highest recommendation for children and adults alike. My students and I will never quite look at our guinea pig again the same way! The imaginative thinking this story encourages was truly a pleasure to see, even with students that think they only enjoy video games. Lisa Maddock's ability to have her readers connect to the characters makes this book pure fun!