My Homework Ate My Dog

My Homework Ate My Dog-60
In fact, she hates it, but sees it as a way to gain extra credit for that missing math homework. When she doesn't get the role she feels she was born to play, Zaritza is initially angry. This has been nominated for the Cybils and I had already purchased it for my library. Zaritza is a drama queen and fully expects to be cast in the role of Calamity Jane in a school production. This has been nominated for the Cybils and I had already purchased it for my library. Zaritza is a drama queen and fully expects to be cast in the role of Calamity Jane in a school production. She promises to watch the class ferret and make up her work over break but then the ferret eats her homework (what little she had done).She even frames the ferret for eating the homework only to discover, too late, that she's expected to redo it. However, she uses her natural drama ability to its best effort and ends up learning to love ferrets and gaining a friend. If it is Wain, he was hardly at the house at all and certainly not when the ferret was stealing the homework. Problem is she has go Can I tell you first that the cover annoys me? If it is Wain, he was hardly at the house at all and certainly not when the ferret was stealing the homework. The first half of the book is all about how she struggles to finally get caught up in math.She even frames the ferret for eating the homework only to disc The author of the "Guinea Dog" series introduces another fun animal character, this time a class ferret.

Jennings has created an entirely believable 11-year-old drama queen who just walks right off the page, and one who I really didn't like at all for much of the book. Zaritza has a complicated life- a little baby sister, a cranky mom, an over the top dad and math homework. So much math homework that she's in danger of being kept out of the fifth grade play unless she gets it turned in.

She's entirely self-centered and scheming, full of herself and full of drama in equal measure.

By the time she learns her lesson (which she doesn’t, actually) we’ve spent entirely too much time in her company.

Not recommended.4th to 6th grade level The book is about a girl who is so passionate about drama, she does not realize that she is not the only one with the talent.

But several mishaps cause bumps in the road and force her to change her focus.

Readers may find it hard to like Zaritza at the start of the book since she dislikes the class ferret for whom she is responsible one weekend, she resents the family dog Wormy, and she spends much of her energy concocting Ten-year-old Zaritza Dalrymple wants nothing more than to spend her life acting.Unfortunately, taking care of this particular animal is as boring as school itself. So when Zaritza accidentally leaves Bandito's cage open and the ferret goes missing, she blames everyone else, including her three-year-old sister. But when her mom finds out that there is a ferret on the loose, Zaritza better find her class pet fast!I picked this ARC up at ALA on the strength of the adorable cover and the clever title.I knew I was in good hands about 30 or so pages in, when I realized that I wanted to grab Zaritza and give her a good shake.Jennings has created an entirely believable 11-year-old drama queen who just walks right off the page, and one who I really didn't like at all for much of the book. Zaritza has a complicated life- a little baby sister, a cranky mom, an over the top d I picked this ARC up at ALA on the strength of the adorable cover and the clever title.Zaritza is not initially enamored with the class ferret.In fact, she hates it, but sees it as a way to gain extra credit for that missing math homework.Zaritza decides that she'll try to steal the show as in her bit part, but keeps running afoul of everyone from her mother (who is cranky because she is at home with Zaritza's small sister) to her classmates.Eventually, she makes some peace with her situation and helps Eden with the part, and comes to like Bandito as well.Readers may find it hard to like Zaritza at the start of the book since she dislikes the class ferret for whom she is responsible one weekend, she resents the family dog Wormy, and she spends much of her energy concocting plots to get her way and to get out of doing several math assignments she has not completed.Plus, she's always rehearsing whatever she plans to say to others, which makes her quite insincere.

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