Math is not ten-year-old Zaritza's best subject. When her teacher, Mr. Phinney, offers extra credit to whomever takes the class ferret, Bandito, home over the weekend, she jumps at the opportunity. Unfortunately, taking care of this particular animal is as boring as school itself. All it does is eat, sleep, and lick 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. And her excuses get bigger and bigger. But when her mom finds out that there is a ferret on the loose, Zaritza better find her class pet fast.
About the Author
Patrick Jennings blasted onto the children's book scene with his critically acclaimed" Faith and the Electric Dogs," which received numerous starred reviews and is now in film development. Known for his wide range of topics and styles, Jennings is the author of the recent "We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes," "The Wolving Time," and "The Beastly Arms." He has turned his focus to writing funny, easily accessible stories that will appeal to middle-schoolers, including his recent Egmont releases "Guinea Dog," "Lucky Cap," and" Invasion of the Dognappers." A former resident of Bisbee, Arizona, Jennings now lives in Washington State. You can visit him at www.patrickjennings.com."