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YOUNGER FICTION
Lord, Cynthia

Jelly Bean

(4) 1-3 Shelter Pet Squad series. Illustrated by Erin McGuire. Second-grade animal lover Suzannah cannot have a pet in her apartment, so she spends time volunteering at a local shelter. When guinea pig Jelly Bean is left there, Suzannah and her new friends spring into action. A predictable plot with unnecessary explanatory passages make this series-starter both easy to understand and dull. Sweet halftone illustrations and appended activities and facts are included.

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