David Dixon’s Day as a Dachshund

Abrams/Amulet. (Class Critters: Bk. 2). Apr. 2022. 128p. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9781419755682.
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.

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