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 graphic novels of their own.
Mr. Venezi has to admit he could use help keeping track of the animals in the pet shop. But if he has help-someone who might remember to unlock the front door, for example-more of the animals might be sold. They like life just the way it is! Even Sasspants doesn't need convincing that something must be done. First, she'll fix the signs on all the cages, so Mr. V won't need any help with that. But someone mixes them back up: Fish becomes Wish, and Chinchillas becomes Gorillas! Could this be the work of the crazy ferrets who just moved in? Or does Hamisher have a bad case of sleepwriting? As Hamisher says, "The game is on my foot!"
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.
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.