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Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye 6: Going, Going, Dragon!

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

Sasspants, Hamisher, and company have never been so raucous at the Mr. Venezi's .Pets And Stuff pet supplies shop. This time, there's scuba-diving in the fish tank with the Steves, what appears to be a dragon hiding behind the counter, and Mr. Venezi's insistence that the store has been robbed of exactly sixty-four dollars and forty-two cents. With Sasspants and Hamisher doing the plotting this time, a happily-ever-after is guaranteed for the animals, their humans, and that nice lady from the bookshop next door whom Mr. Venezi has always been too shy to ask on a date.

  • Book 3 in the series is a 2012 nominee for the Eisner Award, the most prestigious award in comics.
  • 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.

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 Salon.com. 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: 9781467707268
Imprint: Lerner PG - Graphic Universe
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2013
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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