by Paige Braddock
Age range: 8 and up.
Cecil has a relaxed life at the pond, where his worst problem is hawk blocking the sun when he is trying to take a nap. This changes the day a group of school children arrives at the pond for a field trip. They find Cecil and take him to their terrarium at school. Any other creature would have been terrified, but lazy Cecil quickly learned the benefits of the terrarium, being the most remarkable being fed. Nesbit the chameleon, his "roommate", is a different story. He can be really annoying.
At the pond, Cecil's friends start planning a grand rescue. But they are not the only ones who want Cecil back at the pond.
Funny story with adorable characters. And a graphic novel for middle grade children is always welcome!
At the end of the book you'll find a chapter with fun facts about the chameleon and the garter snake (the other roommate at the terrarium), plus a guide to make your own terrarium.
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.