David Dixon's day as a dachshund

Kathryn Holmes, 1982-

Book - 2022

When impulsive David brings his new Dachshund puppy, Bandit, into Mrs. Norrell's second-grade class for show-and-tell the dog escapes, and when David rushes off to find him he suddenly turns into a Dachshund himself. Includes "Top ten things about Dachshunds."

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Children's Room New Shelf jFICTION/Holmes Kathryn (NEW SHELF) Due Oct 16, 2022
Series
Holmes, Kathryn, 1982- Class critters ; bk. 2.
Subjects
Genres
School fiction
Animal fiction
Published
New York : Amulet Books [2022]
Language
English
Physical Description
106 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Audience
Ages 6 to 9.
ISBN
9781419755682
1419755684
9781419762871
1419762877
Main Author
Kathryn Holmes, 1982- (author)
Other Authors
Ariel Landy (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–3—The second in a series where second graders get a turn in becoming an animal for a school day. David decides to take his new dachshund puppy Bandit to show-and-tell at school unbeknownst to his parents. Mrs. Norell tells David animals are not allowed in school and she is going to call his parents. Bandit escapes and while searching for him, David gets a strange feeling—suddenly, he's a dog, too! Initially he loves the freedom of being a dog and playing with Bandit, but as time goes by David misses being human and learns an important lesson about responsibility. Holmes interweaves humor, science, and nature into this silly, enjoyable twist on a body-swap story. Back matter includes intriguing facts about real-life dachshunds. VERDICT This is an energetic animal series that would be great for any library collection for young readers.—Annmarie Braithwaite Copyright 2022 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When David Dixon turns into a dachshund while chasing his new dachshund puppy Bandit, he and Bandit spend the day doing whatever they want until David realizes he doesn’t want to be a dog forever. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When impulsive David brings his new Dachshund puppy, Bandit, into Mrs. Norrell's second-grade class for show-and-tell the dog escapes, and when David rushes off to find him he suddenly turns into a Dachshund himself. Includes "Top ten things about Dachshunds."

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The second book in a humorous and heartfelt new chapter book series about a second-grade class where each kid turns into an animal for a dayWhen Mrs. Norrell invites her students to bring something they love from home for show and tell, David Dixon sneaks in his new dachshund puppy, Bandit. But during the presentation, the puppy escapes. By the time David rushes into the hallway, his mischievous puppy has vanished. Mrs. Norrell launches a formal search, but David is an “act first, worry about the consequences later” kind of kid. Without stopping to think or tell anyone what he’s doing, David races off into the school building by himself to find Bandit. As he runs away from Mrs. Norrell’s classroom, David turns into a dachshund! At first, he’s delighted by the transformation and even tracks down Bandit. He and Bandit are able to do whatever they want as dogs—eat the day’s lunch, jump in the suds-filled sink, and run around on the playground. But he doesn’t want to be a dog forever! In this new chapter book series, Mrs. Norrell’s second-grade classroom has magic that allows kids to transform into animals to learn important life lessons. Each book will follow a different kid and their animal transformation, and will include fun natural science facts about the featured animal in the back matter.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The second book in a humorous and heartfelt new chapter book series about a second-grade class where each kid turns into an animal for a dayWhen Mrs. Norrell invites her students to bring something they love from home for show and tell, David Dixon sneaks in his new dachshund puppy, Bandit. But during the presentation, the puppy escapes. By the time David rushes into the hallway, his mischievous puppy has vanished. Mrs. Norrell launches a formal search, but David is an “act first, worry about the consequences later” kind of kid. Without stopping to think or tell anyone what he’s doing, David races off into the school building by himself to find Bandit. As he runs away from Mrs. Norrell’s classroom, David turns into a dachshund! At first, he’s delighted by the transformation and even tracks down Bandit. He and Bandit are able to do whatever they want as dogs—eat the day’s lunch, jump in the suds-filled sink, and run around on the playground. But he doesn’t want to be a dog forever! In this new chapter book series, Mrs. Norrell’s second-grade classroom has magic that allows kids to transform into animals to learn important life lessons. Each book will follow a different kid and their animal transformation, and will include fun natural science facts about the featured animal in the back matter.