From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-Kline's latest addition to the "Horrible Harry" series (Viking) is a natural extension of the previous books. Song Lee, introduced in Song Lee in Room 2B (1993), is back, as are the other now familiar kids in Miss Mackle's class. Here, when her hamster sneaks out of its cage and embarks on a tour of South School, the class pulls together and launchs a poster campaign to track it down. When the custodian finally rescues the exhausted animal from the flooded basement, the entire school cheers with happiness and relief and the children in Room 2B learn a valuable lesson in caring and responsibility. There are fewer laughs here than in the earlier titles, but there is more emotion. In all, this is a solid read for the beginning chapter-book set.Christina Dorr, Calcium Primary School, NY
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Gr. 1-3. In the latest easy chapter book about classroom 2B, the dialogue, characters, and first-person narrative capture the grade-school scene with gentle comedy. Song Lee brings her pet hamster, Yi, to school; someone leaves the cage open, Yi escapes, the whole school searches for him, and he's finally found. Kids will also enjoy the classroom bickering, what the students bring from home, and how they relate to one another as they learn and play. The teacher is wise, but her touch is light, just like this story. Hazel Rochman