The great pet heist

by Ecton, Emily,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 4 copies
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Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF ECTON Emily
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Ocean's Eleven meets The Secret Life of Pets in this hilarious and delightfully illustrated novel following a ragtag group of pets who will do whatever it takes to avoid being sent to the pound.

Butterbean knew she wasn't always a good dog. Still, she'd never considered herself a BAD dog--until the morning that her owner, Mrs. Food, fell in the hallway. Admittedly the tile was slipperier than usual, mostly because Butterbean had just thrown up on it.

Now Butterbean and her fellow pets have to come up with a grand plan to support themselves in case Mrs. Food is unable to keep taking care of them. When they discover a mysterious man in their building who seems to have lots of loot, they plan a heist. Oscar the mynah bird is the brains of the operation. Walt the cat has the necessary slyness and slink. Marco and Polo are the reconnaissance rats. And Butterbean...well, no one would ever suspect a cute little wiener dog, right? Can these animal friends can pull off the heist of the century?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When elderly Mrs. Food takes a spill and winds up in the hospital, her five pets spiral into a panicked frenzy. A temporary guardian is assigned to them, but the anxious animals--an aloof cat, a hyper dachshund, a chatty mynah bird, and two bonded rats--decide that the only solution is to amass their own wealth to control their destiny. Their initial pile of riches is a bit grim (including compression socks, a sparkly button, and a two-week-old piece of toast), but the pup reveals that she picked up a rare coin from another resident, and thus Coin Man becomes the target of a hastily planned heist. Ecton writes entirely from the animals' point of view, aided by the occasional, humorous black-and-white sketch. It's amusing just to watch the merry band of misfit pets navigate the wide world of the eclectic high-rise apartment, but there's enough true suspense to keep the larger story moving. This classic caper may have young readers looking sideways at their own pets when the story is through."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Pets -- Juvenile fiction.
Robbery -- Juvenile fiction.
Pets -- Fiction.
Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Humorous fiction.
Animal fiction.
Publisher New York City :2020
Edition First edition.
Contributors Mottram, Dave, illustrator.
Audience Ages 8 - 12.
Grades 4-6.
Language English
Description 250 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781534455368
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