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Sadiq and the Pet Problem


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Sadiq's third grade class has no classroom pet! Not only that, but Sadiq has never had a pet of his own. So Sadiq gathers some classmates to help him solve this problem. What kind of pet would be perfect for their class? A lizard? A bunny? A parakeet? Soon it's up to Sadiq and friends to convince their teacher and classmates that they have found the perfect pet match.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Picture Window Books
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Kristin Crouch
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, I love Sadiq! He's a child eager to learn and serve, wanting to help at every turn. I have at least one Sadiq in every class, and I am thrilled there's a series honoring those boys who are always willing to help.
In this book, Sadiq and friends see another classroom with a class pet, and they decide they want one too. And let me tell you: this resonates!! Having just gotten a class pet last May, the pet-envy is REAL. When Sadiq and friends ask around, it turns out that getting a class pet is
Good beginning chapter book. Sadiq and his friends start a Pet Club to research ideas for a class pet. The book shows how to research, narrow choices, and vote democratically. Glossary at the end, and some writing responses.
Sadiq’s family is from Somalia and his mom, sister, and classmate all wear hijab. There is some info on Somalia, and the Somali language to start the book, and the author is Somali-American. Awesome diverse book!
Aug 07, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a simple intermediate read about kids getting a class pet. Not only does this book introduce different animals, but it also shares facts about the Somali culture. Great for boys and girls interested in pets.
Jenna Mills
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s-book, pets
Not keen on the idea of pets in classrooms and the cage was especially inappropriate but at least it was a rescue
Kristin Cleary
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Realistic, genuine and fun. My 1st - 3rd graders will enjoy this series.
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars - realistic kid issue presented in a realistic way with genuine characters
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There was not really a pet "problem" in this book, rather a dilemma. Yes, splitting hairs with verbiage.
Melanie Swider Wenz
I like how the series gives facts about Somalia at the beginning of each book.
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Rating: 3.5 stars
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A new early chapter book series featuring a Somali-American boy. Sadiq forms a club to help his class decide which pet to get.
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