Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet by Ruth Ohi
This is Ruth Ohi's fifth book in her Chicken, Pig, Cow series. This time, the three friends leave their pal Dog at home and go to school with Girl as part of a project. At school, our three friends meet Mr. Crankypants, (AKA Furry Face) the class hamster, who begins to eat their popsicle-stick barn. The friends eventually figure out a way to get the hamster to eat something else and work together to get him back into his cage.
Ruth Ohi not only writes her own stories, but she also does her own warm watercolour illustrations. In fact, she has illustrated four times more books (40) than she has authored (10). My son and daughter enjoyed the characters and the story told from the point of view of the miniature animals. This is a great book, especially if your child has a class pet.
Thomas' Snowsuit (Board Book) by Robert Munsch
I'd forgotten how funny the story was until I heard my husband read it. He laughed more than my kids when the teacher ended up wearing Thomas' snowsuit and Thomas wearing her dress. And of course, my kids know exactly when to yell "No!" and "A big fight" without any prompts. They found Munsch's story just as entertaining the first time as the tenth.
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