Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors - ADVISABLE

Selfors, Suzanne Wedgie and Gizmo, 166 pages. HarperCollins, 2017. $13. Language: (0 swears, 0 “f”) Mature Content: G Violence: G.

Wedgie is a dog and Gizmo is a guinea pig and they are part of a recently blended family.  Wedgie believes it is his job to guard and protect the family, but the new boy, Elliot doesn't seem to like him. Gizmo belongs to Elliot, but his cage was damaged in the move, so he is currently living in a modified Barbie house (until a new cage can be acquired). Gizmo sees himself as an evil genius, but a late night house exploration results in a trip to the vet when Gizmo eats too much.  Now, there's trouble between the siblings - blending a family is hard.

Told in alternating chapters from the pets point of view, this delightful story - which includes snippets of dialogue so the reader gets the family's perspective as well - is hilarious! I love the voice of the pets, Gizmo calls Elliott his human servant.   An easy read, accessible by those transitioning to longer chapter books, but clever enough for the older elementary student to also appreciate. 

EL - ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian

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