The Ferret's a Foot

Book 3

From the Series Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye

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

Mr. Venezi has put up a “help wanted” sign in the pet shop. He needs someone to keep track of the animals. But more help might mean he sells more pets, and the animals will have to leave their home. Sasspants, PI— fluffy-but-reluctant detective—is on the case. She fixes the signs on all the cages, but then a vandal turns turtle into turnip and fish into knish! Are the crazy ferrets behind it? The game is afoot for Sasspants and her sidekick Hamisher!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-5223-5
$27.99 $20.99
978-0-7613-5629-5
$6.99 $6.99
978-0-7613-7178-6
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.2
BISACS JUV008000, JUV028000
Dewey 741.5'973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 7.25
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 2.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142174
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Awards

  • Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Nominee, Nominated, 2012
  • School Library Journal Top Ten Graphic Novels, Winner, 2011

Reviews

Booklist

“The Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye series continues to entertain, with cute animals, witty dialogue, and a solid mystery.” —Booklist

School Library Journal

“The mystery, while uncomplicated and dotted with humorous moments, still allows for some basic deductive reasoning as readers search for the culprit…. Kids who have a thing for pets (which is a sizable group) and a hankering for humor will likely take to this title.” —School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Yue’s adorable, expressive cartoon creatures ably extend Venable’s humor…. A winning graphic story all around.” —Kirkus Reviews

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.