Cesar the iguana leaves the pet shop when he finally finds a class to adopt. When he finds out that the students of Pinebrook Elementary school are going on vacation, he feels betrayed and depressed. What is he going to do while his classmates are gone? Cesar keeps a diary of the adventures he goes on, as he decides to explore the school, and meets the other class pets in the school. At the end of the story, the author includes a fact sheet about iguanas, which is “written” by Cesar. Cesar Take a Break is a fun story to be read with students around spring break or used as a way to introduce a science unit on reptiles.