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Pet-a-Palooza (Buddy and Bea #3)

Pet-a-Palooza (Buddy and Bea #3)

Current price: $14.99
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
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Meet the pets of Buddy and Bea and their friends in the third installment of this laugh-out-loud illustrated chapter book series celebrating life in a second grade classroom.

After an author visits their classroom, Buddy and his friends are inspired to write about their pets—in fact, animals are suddenly all anyone can talk about! Joey’s adorable puppy even stops by Ms. Maple’s classroom (and makes a major mess). But something seems off about the things Bea is saying about her cat. Are her stories true?

Buddy has his own pet problems (training a cranky cat is . . . hard), so he tries not to focus on the drama with Bea. But she isn’t so easy to ignore. No one knows what to think about Bea’s tales—should they believe her? Is she fibbing? The truth turns out to be more complicated than Buddy thought.

About the Author

Jan Carr's first job was as a Head Start teacher in New York City's Hell's Kitchen. She has extensive series writing experience for licensed properties and is also a picture book author. She has taught writing at The New School and SVA. Visit her at

Kris Mukai is a cartoonist and writer who lives and works in Los Angeles. She has drawn illustrations for The New Yorker and the New York Times. She currently works as a writer at Cartoon Network and has written for Adventure Time, Craig of the Creek, We Bare Bears, and the WBB spin-off We Baby Bears. In her spare time, she monitors hawk nests in her neighborhood. See more of Kris’s work at

Praise for Pet-a-Palooza (Buddy and Bea #3)

"Another winning adventure with this charming elementary school class."—Kirkus Reviews