And Then There Were Gnomes

Book 2

From the Series Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Sasspants, PI, the world’s fluffiest detective, is back on the case―or she will be, if her sidekick Hamisher can convince her there’s really a mystery afoot. Hamisher has made up so many stories, Sasspants doesn’t believe him. But one by one the mice in Mr. Venezi’s pet shop are going missing, and all the spooky clues point to…a ghost! Once our shaggy Sherlocks start digging for answers, they will stop at nothing to ferret out the truth!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-5480-2
$6.95 $6.95
978-0-7613-6225-8
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 1.8
BISACS JUV028000, JUV008000
Dewey 741.5'973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 7.25
Lexile 520
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 2.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138156
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Awards

  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2010

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“A gem—please, tell us we’ll be seeing more of Sasspants!” —Kirkus Reviews

Shelf Awareness

“Together, Venable and Yue strike just the right balance between funny and frightening. Youngest readers will appreciate the many visual clues to this puzzle’s solution, while slightly older readers who love a good mystery will enjoy putting the pieces together.” —Shelf Awareness

Illustrator: Stephanie Yue

Stephanie Yue grew up in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, and went to New York to study illustration. Currently, she lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and spends her days drawing, practicing kung fu, and making stuff.

Author: Colleen AF Venable

Colleen AF Venable grew up in the trees of Walden, New York….well, not very high up the trees, since she always got scared, but she did carve her name in a lot of low hanging boughs. Colleen had an older sister, a dog, a cat, a million fish, and an imaginary pet hamster named, yup you guessed it, Hamisher. Why have an imaginary friend when you can have an imaginary friend that can fit in your pocket! Colleen went to Wagner College and double majored in English and Studio Art, winning the award of "biggest dork" (aka first in her class) and writing plays which went on to be produced Off-Off-Broadway. Her whole life she always loved reading comics—Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, and she wore out her copy of the Muppets: Short, Green and Handsome—but it wasn't until she started to get into webcomics that she also fell in love with the idea of writing comics. Now Colleen lives in New York City and her day job is designing graphic novels for First Second Books while her night job is writing graphic novels about a not-so-imaginary-anymore hyperactive hamster named Hamisher. She thinks the world is a very lovely place.