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?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76136-009-4
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-46770-973-6
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2013-08-01
BISACS JUV028000, JUV002000, JUV008000
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

Awards

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

Reviews

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

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.