Publication Date: April 2006
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As a growing menagerie takes over Miss Fry's classroom, students of all species fall head-over-tails for their ever-patient teacher in Dayle Ann Dodds's funny story, illustrated with lively flair by Marylin Hafner.
Monday morning is sharing day in Miss Fry's class, and children may bring in a pet to share, "just for the day." Week after week, a new and wonderful pet comes to "visit" - a crowing rooster, a crawly tarantula, a cricket that does somersaults - but somehow ends up staying for a very long time. Soon a host of classroom critters are mingling happily among the students, and even the parents are pleased with what they see. "Isn't it great," they exclaim, "that Miss Fry loves pets so?" It's clear that the gentle Miss Fry is one teacher the kids and parents will never forget! But what will happen when the school year ends and it's time for all of her well-taught pets to say goodbye?
Marylin Hafner illustrated many beloved books for children, including the seasonal favorites It's Christmas and It's Halloween, both by Jack Prelutsky, and A Carnival of Animals, by Sid Fleischman.