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Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo

by (author) Ammi-Joan Paquette

illustrated by Joy Ang

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
Recommended Age
4 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2013
    List Price

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Petey is enjoying a peaceful afternoon of gardening when his good friend Pru starts to cause trouble. Petey reacts in turn, and before long, things have escalated from a scuffle to a tussle to a true hullabaloo!

This beautifully illustrated story about the true meaning of friendship is packed with excitement and near disaster as well as vocabulary-expanding words that are fun to say and thrilling to master.Glossary.

About the authors

Ammi-Joan Paquette's profile page

Joy Ang is an illustrator living in Edmonton who has worked in both the comic and gaming industry. Recently she has been creating art for children’s books as well as self-publishing a comic anthology called The Anthology Project. When she’s not creating art she’s either enjoying board games with friends, reading a graphic novel, or figuring out what her next project might be.

Joy Ang's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"The story includes more than 20 fun words like 'shenanigans' and 'defenestration' set in bold type; their definitions are on the endpapers."
School Library Journal

"Here's hoping that there are morekerfuffles andshenanigans in the future for this undeniably delightful duo."
Kirkus, starred review
"This is the perfect way to introduce bigger words to your littlest kids, which is great if you're feeling tricksy."
The Huffington Post

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