Obi, Gerbil on the Loose!

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Obi, Gerbil on the Loose!

By Michael Delaney

Dutton Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780525478904, 197pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2008


Obi the Gerbil is home alone!

Obi?s owner is on vacation, and the neighbor feeding the pets has forgotten all about the gerbil tucked away in her cage. Obi loves her cozy home, but without food and water she must escape to survive. So, taking on the courage of her namesake (Star Wars Jedi knight Obi-Wan), she breaks out and meets her fellow pets?cats up to no good, a maniacal tarantula, an insecure snake, a grumpy mouse, and a crotchety dog. Obi finds danger, but also makes new friends as she embarks on her great adventure. This hilarious novel about perseverance and pluck is enhanced with funny cartoon illustrations.

About the Author
Michael Delaney, author of Deep Doo-Doo and other novels, lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.