Fish You Were Here

Book 4

From the Series Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye

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

The animals in Mr. Venezi’s pet shop are used to how forgetful he is. Then he hires the perfect assistant, Viola. She does her job so well that Mr. V hardly needs to be there. In fact, one day, Mr. V doesn’t come back at all! But then Viola starts ignoring the animals. Has Mr. V given the pet shop to a villain? Or is some other mystery afoot? Sasspants, PI—fluffy-but-determined guinea pig detective—and junior detective Hamisher the hamster—will soon fish out the answers!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76135-224-2
$27.99 $20.99
978-0-76135-630-1
$6.95 $6.95
978-0-76137-957-7
$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 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.8
BISACS JUV028000, JUV008000
Dewey 741.5'973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 7.25
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 2.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 144505
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Reviews

Booklist

“Venable and Yue have concocted another winning entry in the cute Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye series.” —Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Venable and Yue’s Pet Shop Private Eye graphic series continues to charm. Yue’s adorable pet-shop fur (and scale) people are just as expressive as their human counterparts, and Venable’s gentle mystery and delightful, dry humor will extend Sasspant’s fanbase…. Great graphic tales for young readers and animal lovers; long may Sasspants detect!” —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.