Not allowed to have pets in her apartment, a young girl, Suzannah, volunteers at an animal shelter to get her animal fix. Her job is to make treats for the animals and play with them. Suzannah notices that Jelly Bean, a guinea pig, who was turned over to the animal shelter by his family, is having a hard time finding a new family. She makes it her mission to find him a new home. Will she succeed? Will somebody want a guinea pig as a pet?
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?
This chapter book is great for young readers (2nd-4th grade). Curiosity over how the story ends should keep your little reader engaged throughout the whole story. This story would also be great as a read aloud story.
Do you read chapter books to your children?
*I received a copy of this book in order to facilitate a review.