Mills, Claudia Cody Harmon, King of Pets, Illustrated by Rob Shepperson. CHAPTER BOOK. #133 pages. Farrer Strauss Giroux, 2016. $15.99. Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence G.
Cody has a lot of pets, nine to be exact. When the principal announces the school will be holding pet show he immediately wants to enter them all, but the entry fee is ten dollars each. Cody decides to allow his classmates who do not have pets to borrow some of his. But does he trust his best friend, Tobit (who has sometimes not been kind to animals) with his favorite dog Rex?
Engaging characters who work through conflicts with friends, parents and teachers. Young readers will empathize with Cody and his struggles and feelings and a cute storyline will keep them reading to see what happens next.
EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL. Jen Miller, Elementary Librarian