Van Allsburg, Chris,The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. $18.99. Content: G
Sweetie Pie is a hamster that changes owners more than she would like to admit. Each time she gets a small taste of what it’s like to be free. When she ends up as the classroom pet she feels even lonelier than before until one student leaves the cage door open. Sweetie Pie is finally free, but it’s cold and snowy. Will she survive on her own?
This is a book that makes you think if captive animals are happy. I’m not sure young kids will get that message, but definitely older kids would. It’s told from Sweetie Pie’s perspective.
EL - ADVISABLE Reviewer: SM