Author: Trinka Hakes Nobel

Illustrator: Steven Kellogg

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers (pb. Dial/Pied Piper)

Narrated by: Kaleena Kiff

Description: This episode features the delightful tale of a school trip to a peaceful farm turned wild when Jimmy's pet boa constrictor escapes. LeVar visits an exotic pet shop where he meets a tarantula and a boa constrictor. Then we're off to a livestock show where LeVar learns some surprising facts about barnyard animals.

Activity Suggestion: Ask the students to collect magazine pictures of animals. Assemble pictures and cut bits and pieces to make up the strangest animal in the world. Name it and explain diet and habitat of the strangest animal.

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