Ferocious Fluffity: A Mighty Bite-Y Class Pet

by Erica S Perl (Author) Henry Cole (Illustrator)

Ferocious Fluffity: A Mighty Bite-Y Class Pet
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
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.

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2--Mr. Drake warns the kids in Class 2-D that they may look at but should not touch their new class pet, Fluffity. But such a cute little critter is hard to resist, and as soon as the teacher is away, the students take her out of her cage only to realize they've made a big mistake as she proceeds to bite everyone. The comical illustrations of Fluffity chasing the students down the halls, combined with rhyming text and the repeated phrase, "[She] bit them, bit them, bit them all!," make this a fun storytime read-aloud with plenty of humor and a clear message about getting to know one's pet before letting her out of her cage. But all is forgiven in the end, and Fluffity's reaction on the last page, when she encounters the newest class pet (a snake), is priceless. VERDICT A great read-aloud for storytime and classrooms about to meet a new pet.--Jessica Marie, Salem Public Library, OR

Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"Another crowd pleaser from the creators of Chicken Butt!"—Kirkus
Erica S Perl
ERICA S. PERL is the author of many hilarious picture books and award-winning novels for young readers. Before becoming a full-time writer, Erica worked at First Book, a nonprofit literacy organization. She is an enthusiastic, inspiring speaker and presenter at schools, libraries, and conferences. She loves to get kids excited about reading and writing. Erica lives in Washington, DC, with her family. To learn more, visit ericaperl.com, find her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter at @ericaperl.

MICHAEL SLACK is an artist, illustrator, character designer, and award-winning app designer. His work has appeared on board games, card games, and even a puzzle. Michael has illustrated many hysterically funny picture books--including those he has written himself. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit his website at slackart.com, and follow him on Twitter at @michaelslackart, on Facebook, and on Pinterest.
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Guided Reading Level
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication date
July 20, 2016

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