Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 10
- Grade: 1 to 5
Pets on the Loose! returns with The Great Art Caper by bestselling children's book author and illustrator Victoria Jamieson
Things at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School have been quiet—too quiet. Cuddly yet calculating class hamster GW spends his days in second grade and his nights poetry slamming and jigsaw puzzling with his friends, Sunflower and Barry. GW has even started warming up to the second-grade students. Could he be making human friends?
When the school art show is announced, GW learns of a dastardly plot—Harriet and her many minions are planning to ruin it! Once again, it's up to GW, Sunflower, and Barry to stop to Harriet's mousey madness.
About the author
Victoria Jamieson is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including the New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor winner Roller Girl. She worked as a children's book designer before moving to Portland and becoming a freelance illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship and has lived in Australia, Italy, and Canada.
"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 . . . . This shines bright." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for The Great Pet Escape:
"Told with a wickedly sharp sense of humor, Jamieson’s latest delivers a madcap adventure that is sure to please young readers." —Booklist, starred review
"Guaranteed fun." —Kirkus Reviews
"The pace and humor of this graphic novel hit the ground running (or scurrying) and never relent." —The Bulletin