With more than one million copies sold, this series has been a huge Scholastic Book Clubs success. Klein presents a diverse community of 1st graders facing real issues that matter to this age group.All the kids in Freddy's class want to be chosen to take home the class hamster for the weekend. Freddy can hardly believe his good luck when he is chosen. But he's forgotten that his mom is a total Neat Freak and can't stand the idea of having animals in the house. Can Freddy hide the hamster from his mom? And what will happen when the hamster gets loose and starts running around the house? (They always do.) Join Freddy in a typical first-grade adventure filled with humor perfect for this reading age.