Each week a student in Elaina's class gets to take the class pet (a stuffefd armadillo) home for the weekend. Elaina had so much fun with him. He went to the library, played in the yard, and went to church. She slept with him and Eli was so silly that one night he brought August to me laughing because he "stole" it from Elaina in her sleep. August even got to play with snails and a preying mantis.