Juliet Nearly a Vet – Playground Pets by Rebecca Johnson
Published by Penguin Books Australia
With its guinea pigs, lizards, fish and insects, the science room at Juliet’s school is a great place to learn, but when a new teacher, who is anxious around animals, temporarily takes over the science program, she needs help. That is where Juliet steps in with her ‘nearly a vet’ skills. Juliet is able to explain procedures, care for the playground pets and oversee the school’s recycling initiative as the new teacher settles into her role and bonds with the creatures.
In soft cover, with 84 pages and black and while illustrations, Playground Pets is the eighth in Rebecca Johnson’s Juliet Nearly a Vet series of short chapter books and is well suited for young readers progressing from picture books. Apart from writing an engaging story, Rebecca Johnson has also created in Juliet an admirable role model for today’s young readers, especially girls. Juliet is ambitious, considerate and a natural leader.
Rebecca Johnson has embedded in lots of interesting information in Playground Pets and included a quiz for readers to see what they have learned.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Rebecca Johnson
Illustrator: Kyla May
Title: Juliet Nearly a Vet – Playground Pets
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Published: August 2014