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Peet, Bill.
CAPYBOPPY
New York : Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
IL K-3 RL 5.9
ISBN 0395383684
Do any of you have a pet?  (Discuss types of pets students have.)  Bill Peet and his family had a pet that belonged to the rodent family.  Can anyone think of what animals belong to the rodent family?  (Discuss.)  Well I bet that many of you have never heard about the type of pet that Bill Peetís family had.  Let me give you some clues: it belongs to the rodent family, it has slightly webbed feet, it looks kind of like a giant guinea pig, it weighs about one hundred pounds, and is about two feet tall at the shoulder.  Can you guess this rodent?  It is a capybara.  They normally live along lakes and rivers in South America.  Find out how such a large rodent found its way into the Peet home and about what life in the Peet home was like. (Lorie Green. Library Media Specialist, Manor Hill Elementary, Liberty, MO  lgreen@mail.liberty.k12.mo.us)
SUBJECTS:     Peet, Bill -- Juvenile literature
                        Capybaras as pets

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