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Obi: Gerbil on a School Trip
     

Obi: Gerbil on a School Trip

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by Michael Delaney
 

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For fans of The World According to Humphrey, Obi’s newest escapade is taking her into uncharted territory— the classroom!

Obi the gerbil just has to know if she is Rachel’s favorite pet. She’ll do anything to find out—even if that means going to school as a stowaway in Rachel’s backpack. She quickly finds that

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For fans of The World According to Humphrey, Obi’s newest escapade is taking her into uncharted territory— the classroom!

Obi the gerbil just has to know if she is Rachel’s favorite pet. She’ll do anything to find out—even if that means going to school as a stowaway in Rachel’s backpack. She quickly finds that there’s a lot to learn as she is thrust into a world filled with stampeding children, a secret society of class pets, and a whoopee cushion. Worst of all, Obi becomes trapped in the school overnight! With the same wits, determination, and bravery that make her first two books so appealing, Obi the Jedi gerbil’s humorous adventures continue, peppered with the same comical cartoon illustrations that make each page a delight.

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Kirkus Reviews
In this third volume to feature Obi, an endearingly flawed little gerbil who is always getting herself into trouble, the pampered pet accidentally hitches a ride to school. Obi shares her owner Rachel's love with two other pets, a golden retriever named Kenobi and another gerbil named Wan, but she is secure in the knowledge that she's Rachel's favorite. Or is she? When Rachel writes an essay about her favorite pet, the troublemaking mouse Mr. Durkins plants a seed of doubt in Obi's mind, and she becomes obsessed with discovering the subject of Rachel's essay. The determined gerbil winds up stranded in Rachel's backpack, eventually ending up at school, where she is left overnight. After all the kids have gone, Obi engages in silly hijinks with an assortment of school pets who make her pass the I'm-Really-Not-the-Principal's-Spy Test, but ultimately, she gets what she's after--a good look at Rachel's homework assignment--and learns her true place in the little girl's heart. Short chapters, interspersed illustrations and the funny narrative voice make this series a good choice for readers just wandering into chapter-book territory. Obi the gerbil's latest adventure is an uncomplicated, entertaining romp with a lesson about the trouble that follows when we allow others to stir up doubt about our most cherished relationships. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)
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Now a 2013 Bank Street Best Book of the Year!

"Short chapters, interspersed illustrations and the funny narrative voice make this series a good choice for readers just wandering into chapter-book territory." - Kirkus Reviews

"Great characters, a contemporary setting, and a mix of popular culture as well as references to children’s literature make this a perfect book for the upper elementary crowd." - Library Media Connection

Obi, Gerbil on the Loose was the winner of the Florida Sunshine State Award, and was nominated for the Sequoyah Children's Book Award.

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Now a 2013 Bank Street Best Book of the Year!

"Short chapters, interspersed illustrations and the funny narrative voice make this series a good choice for readers just wandering into chapter-book territory." - Kirkus Reviews

"Great characters, a contemporary setting, and a mix of popular culture as well as references to children’s literature make this a perfect book for the upper elementary crowd." - Library Media Connection

Obi, Gerbil on the Loose was the winner of the Florida Sunshine State Award, and was nominated for the Sequoyah Children's Book Award. — Various

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803738546
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/27/2013
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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From the Publisher

Now a 2013 Bank Street Best Book of the Year!

"Short chapters, interspersed illustrations and the funny narrative voice make this series a good choice for readers just wandering into chapter-book territory." - Kirkus Reviews

"Great characters, a contemporary setting, and a mix of popular culture as well as references to children’s literature make this a perfect book for the upper elementary crowd." - Library Media Connection

Obi, Gerbil on the Loose was the winner of the Florida Sunshine State Award, and was nominated for the Sequoyah Children's Book Award.

Meet the Author

Michael Delaney is a freelance writer, work-at-home dad, and advertising copywriter. His first Obi book won the Florida Sunshine State Award.

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