Raining Cats and Detectives
From the Series Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye
It’s a dark and stormy afternoon when Sasspants, PI, leaves Mr. Venezi’s pet shop to live with a new owner. Soon there’s a mystery afoot back at the shop: the cat from the bookstore next door has disappeared. All the pet shop animals are putting on their detective hats, but their fluffy-but-faraway guinea pig detective can’t help them follow the clues! Can Hamisher the hamster solve this cat-napping without Sasspants? He’s going to try his furry best not only to crack the case, but to reunite with his best friend and fellow sleuth too.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.1|
“Young mystery readers will enjoy the story, fans of the series will love the animals’ antics and the story’s ending, and adults reading to younger kids will enjoy the humor.” —Booklist
Venables’s fifth Pet Shop Private Eye graphic adventure for the chapter-book crowd is as sly, sarcastic and silly as its predecessors. Yue’s expressive, dot-eyed creatures in bright hues and cinematic panels are still perfect at bringing the tales to life and adding an extra dimension of character and humor. —Kirkus Reviews
Author: Colleen AF Venable
Colleen AF Venable lives in New York and is the author of several acclaimed graphic novels, including National Book Award Longlist selection Kiss Number 8.
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.