In this gentle and humorous springtime story, Barnaby learns the importance of responsibility and honesty when he and his friends try to convince their teacher, Mrs. Sealey, to get a class pet.
Spring has come and Barnaby is very happy. Only one thing would make him happier: having a class pet. He asks his teacher, Mrs. Sealey, but she decides the class first needs some practice. Everyone will make a pet egg. If they can show they are responsible by taking good care of their pretend pets, they will get a real class pet.
Barnaby is sure this will be easy. He already cares for a pet--his dog, Baxter. But when his egg cracks, Barnaby isn't sure what to do. Should he lie to Mrs. Sealey? In the end, Barnaby tells the truth and the class is rewarded with a wonderful real pet--a bunny.