THE GREAT ART CAPER  by Victoria Jamieson
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THE GREAT ART CAPER

From the "Pets on the Loose!" series, volume 2
Age Range: 5 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Cuddly classroom pets must stop a group of rapacious rodents from ruining the elementary art show in this sequel to The Great Pet Escape (2016).

In the second-grade classroom of Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary lives George Washington, a lovably plump tawny-and-white hamster. GW spends his days palling around with the other class pets, Sunflower the guinea pig and Barry the bunny, and also with his best friend, a pigtailed, white-skinned second-grader named Carina. When Carina’s picture is chosen for the art show as the only second-grade submission, GW is thrilled. But the mischievous mouse Harriet and her murine minions have other plans for the art show, plotting to steal Carina’s picture and having GW’s gang sent away to St. Bart’s Obedience School for Unruly Pets. Can GW and his friends work together to outsmart Harriet before she wrecks the show? This gentle graphic adventure’s warm and inviting illustrations portray snuggleworthy characters resembling stuffed toys brought to life. The animated and adorable menagerie displays a pleasing blend of silliness and good-natured naughtiness, imparting a kind message of friendship without a hint of saccharinity. A sweet surprise ending with equal emphasis on humans and animals sets this apart from many critter tales.

Though there’s a plethora of choices in the rodent canon, this shines bright. (Graphic fantasy. 5-9)

Pub Date: June 13th, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-62779-118-2
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2017




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