The Great Art Caper (Pets on the Loose!) (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781627791182, 64pp.
Publication Date: June 13, 2017
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 received her BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. 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. She maintains a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow, a skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league. She is the author of The Great Pet Escape.
Praise For The Great Art Caper (Pets on the Loose!)…
"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