Ferocious Fluffity

Ferocious Fluffity

A Mighty Bite-y Class Pet

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Mr. Drake's second grade class has a new class pet. Fluffity appears to be a cute and docile hamster--but the kids soon discover that she is not the cuddly pet they expected. From the moment her cage door opens, Fluffity becomes FEROCIOUS--biting and chasing everyone down the hall and into the library! Will the class be able to tame this beast and bring peace back to their school? The bestselling team behind Chicken Butt! and Chicken Butt's Back! has crafted another laugh-out-loud tale that's sure to be a hit with any child who's ever wanted a pet. Erica Perl's pitch-perfect rhymes and Henry
Cole's over-the-top animal character make for the perfect classroom read-aloud.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016.
ISBN: 9781419721823
Branch Call Number: JP Perl
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Cole, Henry 1955-- Illustrator

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SPL_Childrens Sep 19, 2016

A full review of this book can be found in "Summary".
The review was published in the Stratford Gazette on Sept. 8, 2016.

LibrLdyMapleValley Aug 29, 2016

An adorable, out of control pet hamster vs. and entire classroom full of kids. Guess who wins. The next pet they get made me laugh out loud and cringe. The pictures are funny and kids will think twice about judging a pet by its cuteness.

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SPL_Childrens Sep 19, 2016

Erica Perl’s newest picture book is a story about misbehavior in the classroom – not by the students, but by a class pet.
The kids in Mr. Drake’s grade 2 room were very excited. They had a new pet. Her name was “Fluffity”, and she was indeed furry and fluffy. She was a small hamster with cute whiskers, tiny feet … and very sharp teeth.
Every student in the class wanted to hold and pet her, but their teacher would not allow Fluffity out her cage.
One day, Mr. Drake was late for class and the students decided to take the hamster out of the cage.
Things did not go as they expected!
Fluffity quickly nipped every student in the class. Then she chased the surprised kids around and around the room, down the hall, around the gym and back into the hall. Finally the students escaped into the library and slammed the door.
Only when Mr. Drake arrived at school was Fluffity at last returned to her cage, and the classroom became peaceful again…. for a time!
A surprise ending to this rhyming tale and colourful, vibrant illustrations by Henry Cole make this an entertaining, laugh-aloud story for home or school.
** Recommended for ages 4 to 7 years.

** Reviewed by Sally Hengeveld, librarian, Stratford Public Library.

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