cover image #01 Hamster and Cheese

#01 Hamster and Cheese

Colleen AF Venable. Graphic Universe, $6.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-7613-5479-6

This promising new series opens in a pet store where a smart guinea pig named Sasspants spends her time reading the many books she keeps around her. Her smartsin addition to the fact her cage accidentally says GUINEA PI instead of PIGgets her tapped as a crime solver. When sandwiches go missing, a hamster becomes convinced the local pet private investigator will be the one to solve the case. While initially against getting involved, Sasspants nevertheless starts an investigation. Children can look and guess for themselves about the clues and red herrings the book presents. The humor in the characters' personalities and dialogue makes this a lively and entertaining book. Ages 711. ""(Apr.)"" .