This book is a crowd favorite. I have seen 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 5th graders enjoying this book. 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos, written by Vivian Vande Velde and illustrated by Steve Bjorkman, is a fantastic story to read aloud. It is very entertaining and funny.
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The way the story is told and then retold from different characters’ perspectives keeps everyone interested and eager to hear what happens next.
This would be a great book to share with kids while subbing in a classroom over multiple days.
This would also be great to have as a backup for days when there are no plans in place or the current plans are not working so well.
Here is a link to a bunch of educational activities related to this story.