Dog Gone!

From the Series Good Crooks

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

When their parents steal a Hollywood star (a white poodle) to hold it for ransom, our young heroes leap into action. Too bad the spoiled star will not raise a paw to help. Barks and howls will be the result of anyone reading Book Two of Good Crooks.

Author Mary Amato is a star of state master and children’s choice lists and returns to the age category of her popular Riot Brothers chapter book series with this funny, silly new series.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV019000, JUV013070, JUV002070
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 430
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 164773
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Activities, Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Mary Amato

Mary Amato is an award-winning children's and YA book author, songwriter, and poet who lives in Maryland. Her books have been translated into foreign languages, optioned for television, and produced onstage.

Illustrator: Ward Jenkins


Library Media Connection

“With youthful language and humorous drawings, readers will enjoy the adventures of Billy and Jillian, two of the nicest Crooks you will ever meet.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“Bizarre and comedic circumstances keep readers wondering what will happen next, and frequent black-and-white art adds to the fun. This humorous series will be a hit with early-chapter-book readers.” —School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Scrappy song lyrics, energetic illustrations and plenty of potty humor keep the hilarity high for reluctant readers.” —Kirkus Reviews