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Liz Learns a Lesson

Book #3 of The Critter Club
Illustrated by Marsha Riti

Liz is excited for a fun summer with The Critter Club, but will summer school ruin her plans?

It’s almost time for summer vacation, and Liz is looking forward to sleeping in, taking an art class, and spending plenty of time with her friends at The Critter Club! Between fun summer plans and busy petsitting schedules, the girls are going to have their hands full. But on the last day of school, Liz gets the unexpected news that her math grades aren’t where they need to be. Though she’s not thrilled to be stuck in summer school, Liz works hard—and learns a lesson even more important than fractions.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Liz Learns a Lesson

Hello, Summer!
Liz sat down on the bright green grass. She closed her eyes and soaked up the late-afternoon sunshine. “Can you believe it?” she said to her friends Ellie, Amy, and Marion. “Tomorrow is the last day of school!”

“Hel-lo, summer!” Ellie cried joyfully. “Hello, ice cream and swimming and flip-flops—”



“And hello, lots of Critter Club!” added Amy.

The Critter Club was an animal rescue shelter the girls helped start. Their friend Ms. Sullivan had come up with the idea after the girls found her lost puppy, Rufus. Amy’s mom, a veterinarian, was a huge help too. Together they had turned Ms. Sullivan’s big, empty barn into a cozy shelter for lost and lonely animals.

Thanks to The Critter Club, three abandoned bunnies had new homes. Right now the club had no animal guests . . . except for Rufus, of course!



That was about to change.

Marion opened her notebook. “We’ve already got ten families signed up for pet sitting!” she said.



Ellie let out a happy squeal. “Yay! Amy’s mom was right. Pet sitting was such a great idea!”

Callie Barkley loves animals. As a young girl, she dreamed of getting a cat or dog of her own until she discovered she was allergic to most of them. It was around this time that she realized the world was full of all kinds of critters that could use some love. She now lives with her husband and two kids in Connecticut. They share their home with exactly ten fish and a very active ant farm.

Marsha Riti illustrated the picture book The Picky Little Witch by Elizabeth Brokamp and The Critter Club series by Callie Barkley. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she likes to take long walks, stopping frequently to pet neighborhood kitties.

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