PreS-Gr 2-A class gerbil goes missing and the teacher and her students begin a hilarious search for him. As the kids search high and low, inside and outside, near and far, up and down, Max manages to evade them. Young readers will delight in spotting the sneaky rodent under rugs, peeking out between books on a shelf, hiding in a tree or behind a rock--always just out of sight. Meanwhile, they will be receiving a thorough review of word pairs and antonyms. Fun illustrations add to the enjoyment of this lesson. The final page offers a 32-word vocabulary list.