Fergus and Zeke and the Field Day Challenge (Hardcover)

By Kate Messner, Heather Ross (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9781536202021, 56pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2020

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

Classroom pets Fergus and Zeke can’t wait for Field Day! But all the events are the wrong size — what can these two little mice do?

Fergus and Zeke love being the class pets in Miss Maxwell’s classroom. From science experiments to art projects, they do everything the students do. But on Field Day, none of the events are the right size for the small mice — the limbo is too easy, the high jump is too hard, and kickball is absolutely terrifying! So Fergus and Zeke create their own Field Day Challenge, with mouse-size tug-of-war, acorn throwing, and Hula-Hooping. After all the fun and exercise, it’s time to go back to the classroom — but Fergus and Zeke are locked out! Will they be able to use their new skills to get inside in time for ice pops? This new outdoor adventure in the endearing school-themed series from award-winning author Kate Messner, with lively pictures by Heather Ross, will have young readers jumping for joy.


About the Author

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books for kids who like to wonder. A former teacher, she has written more than thirty picture books, chapter books, and novels for young readers. Kate Messner lives on Lake Champlain with her family.

Heather Ross is an illustrator and fabric designer. She lives in New York City and the Catskill Mountains.


Praise For Fergus and Zeke and the Field Day Challenge

The lovable class pets are back (Fergus and Zeke, 2017), this time experiencing field day...Ross' digital illustrations both break up the text, which is a bridge between easy readers and chapter books, and provide kids with a fun, mouse-sized view of the world; the duo's repurposing of small items is particularly charming. Kids will look forward to their own field days after reading about this one.
—Kirkus Reviews