This amusing story tackles a familiar problem for school-age children. What do you do when a pet eats your homework? Parker buys a pet guinea pig and names him Godzilla. The small brown animal is cute, but a pest. He eats everything in his path — newspaper, mail, and worst of all — Parker's homework. How can Parker convince his parents, friends, and teachers that it is Godzilla, and not him, who is responsible for the lost material? The humorous plot is effective in teaching new readers the importance of personal responsibility in taking care of pets and meeting one's obligations at school.