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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Rex, a tiny chameleon, is the class pet. Every day someone gets to take him home, along with a notebook for recording his adventures. How cool is that?
But what's really cool about Rex--the book--is that those exploits are depicted as though each classmate has actually done the artwork. In the course of 32 pages, Rex manages to go for a swim, fall out of a window, and get
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 22nd 2006 by Roaring Brook Press
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Rex is a chameleon, and he is not an ordinary chameleon he is a class pet. Every student gets to take Rex home and record the adventure inside his journal. The story is excerpts from Rex's journal from the students perspective. Rex goes swimming, becomes a scary monster, gets dressed up like barbie, and even falls out of a window. But Rex's most exciting adventure is yet to come and that's his adventure with you!

The illustrations in Rex are the kids drawing from the journal and take up an entire
funny and cute illustrations
Jul 10, 2014 Thia added it
Shelves: preschool
Rex, a lizard and the class pet, gets to travel home with each of the students. They must care for him, but also make an entry in the class book about what they did together. In these entries the little lizard lives up to his BIG name. Overall, a cute story and works for kids on many subjects; pets, writing, school...
Rex is the class pet and students take turns taking Rex home for the night, but they must either write or draw what what Rex did while he was home with each student. This cute book with colorful illustrations shows how imaginative young kids can be, especially if they got to take the class pet iguana home.
A very cute picture book demonstrating the imagination of a child. In my elementary classes we never had class pets, but I know I would be the same as this little girl, dreaming of all the great fun my class pet and I would have. Very charming concept for a picture book.
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Jul 20, 2009 Jack Kirby and the X-man rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jack Kirby and the X-man by: 2009 COOL Awards Shortlist
Rex is a chameleon, a school class pet. Rex gets to go home with one student each night, and his adventures are recorded in a exercise book. The kids of course imagine Rex is a huge dinosaur.

Acceptable but pretty predictable.
Interesting format, in that it showed pictures ? drawn by children of their perception of what Rex the lizard did when he came to their house.
Definitely geared at first graders.......most especially aimed at very visual, creativie children.
Cute story about a class pet feature childrens' artwork showing his adventures in their homes.
Mrs Bond
Cute story about a class pet. Although tiny, each of the children imagine him as giant.
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Ursula Dubosarsky is an award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults. About The Golden Day, her first book with Candlewick Press, she says, "The little girls watch, wonder, respond, change, and grow — and then their childhood is gone, forever. This element of the story, I suppose, is at least partly autobiographical. But, as I say — all of our teachers come home safe and so ...more
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