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Take Your Pet to School Day

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Wouldn't it be fun to bring your pet to school? Now imagine if EVERYONE brought their pet to school! That's exactly what happens in this hilarious picture book--and it gets pretty wild! A lighthearted way to tackle classroom etiquette with new students.

When pets show up with their kids at Maple View Elementary, it's total chaos! These animals have no respect for school rul
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Ben Truong
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Take Your Pet to School Day is a children's picture book written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman. It stars devious pets that change the school rule that bans them and experience a day of chaos and animal love.

Ashman's text is rather simplistic, straightforward, and poetic. With sprightly rhymes, Ashman provides a cheery and mischievous narrative. Kaufman's illustrations are equally as cheery and mischievous, which would make any child giggle in this cautionary tale.

The premise
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Bookaday #101. Diverse group of kids and pets take over the school on a Friday. Rhyming text flows smoothly. Fun ending. I had fun looking for the hamster rolling along in his ball!
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Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ages-3-5
Anyone that lives near a primary school knows that pets seem to make their way into the classroom or onto the playground at the very least. This book clearly illustrates how pets go from being unwelcome to being welcome into the schools. A note is written to allow pets to attend school for a day and when the children bring their pets to school, they find the principal and teachers are surprised. It turns out the note welcoming pets for a day was written (no, hacked into a computer), by a kitten. ...more
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Childrens rhyming picture book. This book looks like it could be a sequel to All Are Welcome due to the common illustrator. But since the author is different, I suppose they stand alone. At Maple View School, the students are elated when they are allowed to bring their pets to school Friday. As one might predict, this turns into a disaster with all sorts of animal noises and mess. After the teachers ask the principal, she asks the students-- " Who said these pets could come to school?" Great fun ...more
Sandy Brehl
A matter-of-fact premise takes on off-the-wall proportions when "take your pets to school" day causes a teacher rebellion. The mystery of how such a day would be designated reveals that the pets miss their kids when they are gone to school all day.
A series of switches and shifts at the end of the story will binrg smiles, and the highly detailed complications throughout the day are somewhat informative about what various pets habits and sounds are.
Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it
When students receive notes inviting them to bring their pets to school they eagerly respond. But one teacher after another finds pets are a messy distraction in class. When the principal discovers who issued the invitation and why, everyone works together to make Pet Day a happy experience for everyone.
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Clever pets figure out how to create a Bring Your Pets to School Day and have a wonderful time with their owners. Trouble occurs everywhere and the principal uncovers the truth. She allows them to stay as long as they obey the rules too. Fun ending hinting at more changes to come.
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Adorable. Rhymes are good. The pets are sneaky; the pets are sweet; the pets are trouble; the pets are neat. Cute read.
Syntha Green
Quite enjoyable, loved the illustrations
Chaos ensues when kids bring their pets to school.
Silly school story with definite kid appeal.
Ms Threlkeld
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun rhyming read aloud with familiar characters from All Are Welcome.
Bridget Neace
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute little rhyming picture book--our family enjoyed this during our nightly story time. :)
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So cute! Loved the story and rhyming.
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The illustrations won me over in the end!
Kathleen Rak
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very cute rhyming story about kids bringing their pets to school and the chaos that ensues. Good fun!
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Linda Ashman's children's books have been named to the "best of the year" lists of the New York Times, Parenting Magazine, Child Magazine, New York Public Library, the Bank Street College of Education, the IRA/CBC and more. She is also the author of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books .

Linda lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband, Jack Hicks, their son Jackson, and