Shelter Pet Squad #1 (Hardcover)

Jelly Bean

By Cynthia Lord, Erin McGuire (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, 9780545635967, 128pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

In this charming illustrated chapter book series by Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord, the Shelter Pet Squad kids find the perfect homes for animals in need!

Suzannah's always wanted a pet of her own, but she lives in an apartment where there are absolutely no pets allowed. What she CAN do is volunteer at a local pet shelter. There, although she's the youngest, Suzannah quickly finds herself making friends with the kids and bonding with the animals. She makes toys and treats for the animals. She feeds the cats and plays with the puppies!

Then a girl just her age brings a guinea pig named Jelly Bean to the shelter. Suzannah promises that she'll find the little creature the perfect home. But what if no one wants an abandoned guinea pig?

Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord has created a fun and heartwarming chapter books series.


About the Author

Cynthia Lord is the award-winning author of RULES, a Newbery Honor and Schneider Family Book Award winner, as well as the critically acclaimed HALF A CHANCE and TOUCH BLUE. She made her picture book debut with HOT ROD HAMSTER, which won several awards including the Parents' Choice Award, and followed it with the beloved sequel HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAMSTER. She lives in Maine with her family. Visit her at www.cynthialord.com.


Praise For Shelter Pet Squad #1: Jelly Bean

Praise for RULES

A Newbery Honor book, Schneider Family Book Award, ALA Notable

"Catherine is an endearing narrator who tells her story with both humor and heartbreak. . . . A lovely, warm read, and a great discussion starter." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Praise for TOUCH BLUE

*"A thoughtful first-person narration . . . [Tess's] sense of humor keeps things light." -- THE HORN BOOK, starred review

"Lord interlaces themes of loss, luck, superstition, family, and belonging . . . in this stirring novel." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Realistic characters, humor, and a charming setting make this a great choice for collections of all sizes." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS