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 Jelly Bean
 Author: Lord, Cynthia

 Illustrator: McGuire, Erin

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press
 Pub Year: 2014

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 125 p., ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 587055 ISBN: 9780545635967
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Animal shelters -- Fiction
 Volunteers -- Fiction
 Guinea pigs -- Fiction
 Pets -- Fiction
 Responsibility -- Fiction

Price: $23.41

No pets are allowed in the apartment where Suzannah and her family live, so she volunteers at a local pet shelter and plays with the dogs and cats there--but when a child whose family is moving brings in her pet guinea pig, Jelly Bean, Suzannah promises that she will find him the perfect home.

Shelter Pet Squad

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.60
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 169140
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 64164

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/14)
   School Library Journal (09/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2014 Gr 1–3—Second-grader Suzannah longs for a pet of her own, but her building doesn't allow animals. She hesitantly joins the Shelter Pet Squad, a group of animal-loving kids who make treats and toys for the dogs, cats, and other animals at the local shelter. Suzannah adores helping out, and she and the other kids quickly become friends. When a family brings in a guinea pig, Jelly Bean, that they have to give up, Suzannah makes it her personal mission to find him a home. She manages to rescue him from becoming snake food, and with the help of the entire Shelter Pet Squad, Jelly Bean ends up with the perfect owner. Suzannah never gets a pet, but this heartwarming early chapter book reminds readers that good friends and the chance to make a positive difference are often closer than they may believe. Upbeat and relatable, this promises to be the start to a series that will win over young animal enthusiasts. Occasional black-and-white illustrations break up the text, and back matter includes instructions for making simple pet toys.—Amanda Struckmeyer, Middleton Public Library, Madison, WI - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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