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Argus - Michelle Knudsen, Andréa Wesson All of Sally’s class was doing a science project with eggs. Sally’s egg looked different than the other children’s eggs. When the eggs hatched, Sally noticed that her chick, who she named Argus, looked different than the other chicks, green, scaly, and with big yellow eyes. Sally’s teacher reminded her that chicks can be different. Sally’s chick continued to be very different than the chicks of the other children, growing much larger than the other chicks, attempting to eat the other chicks, digging enormous holes in the ground rather than pecking quietly for insects.I found the story to be a clever tale, with Sally’s teacher, quite oddly, refusing to accept Argus as anything other than a peculiar chick, despite the fact that the story takes place in a science class. Everyone loves a dragon, so I think this book will prove to be very popular with the children. “’Good work, children,’ said Mrs. Henshaw. ‘Now let’s investigate what our little chicks like to eat.’‘Mine likes seeds!’ said one boy.‘Mine likes beetles!’ said another.‘Mine is trying to eat the other chicks,’ said Sally.”