Stanley and the Class Pet

By Barney Saltzberg; Barney Saltzberg (Illustrator)
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763635954, 32pp.)

Publication Date: June 10, 2008

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Uh-oh! Stanley learns the hard way not to bow to peer pressure in a gently humorous tale about responsibility — and the value of supportive friends.

Finally! It is Stanley’s turn to take the class pet home for the weekend. He can’t wait to show Figgy to his mother and spend some quality time taking care of the bird. But when Figgy flies the coop, Stanley is faced with a very tricky problem. What to do? And whose fault is it, really — his, for agreeing to open Figgy’s cage, which he knew was a bad idea, or Larry Finchfeather’s for suggesting it? In this third story about the lovably earnest Stanley Birdbaum, everyone’s favorite hamster once again finds a way to make things right — with a little help from his friends.

About the Author

Barney Saltzberg is the author-illustrator of two other much-loved books about Stanley Birdbaum. He also created CORNELIUS P. MUD, ARE YOU READY FOR BED? and CORNELIUS P. MUD, ARE YOU READY FOR SCHOOL?, among many other titles. Barney Saltzberg lives in Los Angeles.

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