Christopher Holt and illustrator Allen Young have teamed up
to produce a book that reverses the usual idea of a family
looking for a pet. Here we have pets looking for a family.
The subject matter and the style of writing should appeal
to the targeted age (students in grade 3-7). Because of an
experiment that has gone badly, Max, Rocky and Gizmo have
the ability to understand human words. Using this new-found
ability, they look for clues that will lead them to their
school students will love the episodic nature of this work.
Students who are intrigued by the story may want to go back
and read the first two books of the series, but this book
can stand alone just fine. I listened to the book via mp3.
I don't know if there is a paper version of this book; there
is none listed on Amazon. The narrator does a good job of
keeping the tension high and keeps the story moving along
at a good pace that will hold the attention of the readers
(listeners) of this age group.
who have pets of their own will fall in love with the cast
of this book: Gizmo, Dolph, Max, Belle, Rocky, Grendel, Twelve
and George. Those who have no pets will be bugging their parents