PETEY AND PRU AND THE HULLABALOO
Clarion Books, October 2013
Illustrated by Joy Ang
Petey is in the mood for some peace and quiet. But Pru is feeling tricksy. One good prank deserves another, but when the cats start wailing and the plants go flying, who do you suppose will come out on top?
Reviews“Quiet Petey and his devil spawn of a best friend indulge in a little chaos propelled by gleefully sesquipedalian writing. At every opportunity, Paquette works in a word or phrase that might be unfamiliar to her readership; these are helpfully set in bold type. Highlighted words include everything from ‘higgledy-piggledy’ and ‘peeved’ to ‘mayhem’ and the fabulous ‘defenestration.’ Rather than come off as jarring, these words blend seamlessly with the plot, aided in no small part by Ang’s pitch-perfect digital art.”—Kirkus, starred review