Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye 5: Raining Cats and Detectives

By Colleen A.F. Venable
Illustrated by Stephanie Yue

A furry, fishy, feathered, fanged, and funny cast of characters solve just-right mysteries in Mr. Venezi's mixed-up pet shop. With quick pacing, lots of visual clues, and complete with "animal facts" at the end, this series gives very young readers graphi

Now that Viola is on the job, and Mr. V is trying to learn the difference between a hamster and koala, it looks like Mr. Venezi's Pets and Stuff might actually sell some pets! When Detective Nichols walks in the door, Sasspants and Hamisher think they've found the perfect owner. But he can only afford one pet, and the detective team is split up! Who will solve the case of the missing bookstore cat, with Sasspants in her new home and Hamisher in retirement? All the other pets take on the case (and put on special detective hats!).

  • Visual clues to the mystery encourage visual literacy, help readers match dialogue to the action, and make optimal use of the graphic novel format.
  • Graphic novels for this age group are rare but becoming more common; this underserved market is expanding. Author and illustrator have strong followings in comics shops, on line, and at comics conventions.
  • Think "Columbo meets MacGyver"--with fur.

About the author

Colleen AF Venable-Eisner Award nominee for Guinea PIG #3: The Ferret's a Foot-was born in the small town of Walden, NY, and graduated from Wagner College on Staten Island in 2002 with a double degree in English and Art. She is the creator of the Fluff in Brooklyn fumetti (photo comic) about jerboas, llamas, and other creeping, hopping things; has presented photography and art installations around the world; and provides voice talent for animator Scott Bateman on She is a designer for First Second Books, has worked in the past as a lumberjack, and has a connect-the-dots tattoo of a giraffe.

About the illustrator

Stephanie Yue-also an Eisner Award nominee for Guinea PIG #3: The Ferret's a Footgraduated from Pratt Institute in 2006 and is currently living in Providence, Rhode Island. With Zack Giallongo, she created the comic book series Novasett Island, and she has done coloring work for graphic novels from First Second Books. She likes to play guitar, practice kung fu, meet people, eat cookies, and drink green tea.

ISBN: 9780761385417
Imprint: Graphic Universe – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2012
Dimensions: 178 x 184mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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