From School Library Journal
Grade 3-4-Many of the characters from The Ghost of P.S. 42 (S & S, 2002) have returned-mice siblings Molly and Jake; Gino, the hamster ghost; Peaches, the rabbit; Big Gray, the cat; and Prince and Princess, the lovebird couple. Enthusiastic Molly and reluctant Jake are building their nests behind the nail hole in Miss Clark's third-grade classroom. Molly gets the help of her friends to obtain the needed materials, while Jake has an encounter with Big Gray and ends up in a ketchup bottle. This is a witty, action-packed story, told from the alternating perspectives of Molly and Jake and filled with distinct personalities. Even the bad-guy Big Gray has a sympathetic side. The full-page pencil sketches delightfully capture the mood of the story.Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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Gr. 2-4. In this second installment in the Class Pets series, two mouse siblings, Molly and Jake, take up lodgings in the wall of a classroom. While Molly goes in search of nesting material, aided by the class pets (two love birds, a rabbit, and the ghost of a hamster), Jake gets cornered inside an empty ketchup bottle by a hungry cat. Through a highly unlikely coincidence, he ends up back in the classroom the next morning and is reunited with his sister. Several of the plot elements are far-fetched, but the writing is sprightly and events move quickly. The action-packed, pen-and-ink illustrations add appeal. For larger libraries. Eva MitnickCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved