ARC Review: Fergus & Zeke at the Science Fair by Kate Messner

Fergus & Zeke at the Science Fair by Kate Messner, Illustrated by Heather Ross

Published September 18, 2018 by Candlewick Press

Genres Children’s, Fiction

Pages 48

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Fergus and Zeke love being the class pets in Miss Maxwell’s classroom, and they do everything the students do — listening at story time, painting masterpieces during art class, and keeping their own special journals. But when it’s time for the school science fair, the mice aren’t sure just how to get involved. Lucy wants to time them as they run through a maze, but they want to do an experiment, not be an experiment. Then Zeke comes up with a great idea: since Lucy is training animals for her experiment, maybe he and Fergus can do the same thing! Unfortunately, the only animals available are the students themselves. Can Fergus and Zeke turn the tables and train Lucy in time for the science fair?

This was a very cute book and I really enjoyed it. The illustrations are adorable and the story was entertaining and gave a nice little message. The book has 4 chapters and it is less then 50 pages, so I think it is the perfect length for early elementary age kids who are just starting to read short chapter books. I really liked the story and the inclusion of the animals made it a really fun book.

Thank you to the publisher, Candlewick Press, for sending me a review copy of this book.

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