David Dixon’s Day as a Dachshund (Class Critters #2)


Now in paperback, the second book in a humorous and heartfelt new chapter book series abouta second grade class where each kid turns into an animal for a day


ISBN: 9781419762871 Category:

Kathryn Holmes


The second book in a humorous and heartfelt new chapter book series about a second grade class where each kid turns into an animal for a day—now in paperbackWhen Mrs. Norrell invites her students to bring something they love from home for show and tell, David Dixon sneaks in his new dachshund puppy, Bandit. But during the presentation, the puppy escapes. By the time David rushes into the hallway, his mischievous puppy has vanished. Mrs. Norrell launches a formal search, but David is an “act first, worry about the consequences later” kind of kid. Without stopping to think or tell anyone what he’s doing, David races off into the school building by himself to find Bandit. As he runs away from Mrs. Norrell’s classroom, David turns into a dachshund! At first, he’s delighted by the transformation and even tracks down Bandit. He and Bandit are able to do whatever they want as dogs—eat the day’s lunch, jump in the suds-filled sink, and run around on the playground. But he doesn’t want to be a dog forever! In this new chapter book series, Mrs. Norrell’s second grade classroom has magic that allows kids to transform into animals to learn important life lessons. Each book will follow a different kid and their animal transformation, and will include fun natural science facts about the featured animal in the back matter.

Additional information

Weight 134 g
Dimensions 13.3 x 19.3 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 31 October 2022
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Illustrated by Ariel Landy
Dimensions 13.3 x 19.3 cm
Weight 134 g


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Kathryn Holmes grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, and now lives in Brooklyn, with her husband, daughter, and piles upon piles of books. A graduate of The New School’s MFA in creative writing program, Holmes works as a freelance dance journalist, among other writing gigs. She is the author of the young adult novels The Distance Between Lost and Found and How It Feels to Fly.

Ariel Landy is an illustrator and educator from New York City. She began writing and illustrating stories as soon as she could hold a pencil, and she never stopped. Landy currently lives in France with her husband and their dog, Sid.