Going, Going, Dragon!

Book 6

From the Series Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye

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

Sasspants, Hamisher, and company have never had it so good. Now that Mr. Venezi’s Pets and Stuff doesn’t actually sell pets, everybody has time to explore other interests. There’s scuba diving in the fish tank with the Steves, theatrical performances with the mice, and walrus toothbrushes and aardvark neckties for everyone! It’s not all good times, though. Mr. Venezi’s been mistaking his bills for fan mail and a dragon may have moved into the shop. Can Sasspants and Hamisher ensure that a “happily ever after” is in store for the animals, Mr. Venezi, Viola…and even that nice lady from the bookshop next door?

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Graphic Novels
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Mystery
BISACS JUV008120, JUV028000, JUV002180
Dewey 741.5'973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 7.25
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 2.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 160640
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

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.


  • Missouri State Teacher's Association Reading Circle Selection, Winner, 2014


Kirkus Reviews

“Venable caps her series of graphic novels for young readers with a light mystery readers won’t have any trouble solving. As usual, the fun is in the interaction of the characters: clueless Mr. Venezi, enthusiastic Hamisher and the smartest pig in the room—Sasspants. Yue’s bright, colorful, expressive panels extend the sly humor (check out the mouse with Princess Leia hair) and boost the giggles.” —Kirkus Reviews