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Crimebiters! #2: It's a Doggy Dog World

By Tommy Greenwald   Illustrated by Adam Stower   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545783972 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.75" x 8.54" | Ages 8 to 12

A humorous new series about a boy whose new dog may or may not be a crime-fighting vampire!

Jimmy is sure that his dog, Abby, is special. After all, it was Abby who (with the help of Jimmy and friends) helped nab the criminal Barnaby Bratford and shut down Barnaby’s babysitting service, a front for robbing the nice folks of Quietville. Jimmy’s parents, on the other hand, are starting to feel like Abby is one destructive little dog (she chewed up Mom’s entire shoe collection!) and they insist on enrolling Abby in obedience training. The only problem is that the longer Abby’s in class, the more normal (read: boring) she becomes. Jimmy’s superhero crime-fighting vampire dog is slowly becoming just like every other dog. She doesn’t even sneak out at night anymore! At the same time, Jimmy’s friends (the Crimebiters) are realizing that there’s just not very much crime to fight in their tiny town. But when Jimmy joins the lacrosse team and mysterious things start happening on and off the field, the Crimebiters realize that Abby better get back to her crime-fighting ways... and fast!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Crimebiters! #1: My Dog is Better Than Your Dog

"Lively dialogue and brief chapters punctuated by Jimmy’s wry observations keep the story moving swiftly, while Stower’s cartoons underline the comedic wisdom and the madcap action that unfolds." —Publishers Weekly

Praise for Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading

*"Hilarious... This debut is filled with passages that beg to be shared... With its subversive humor and contemporary details drawn straight from kids’ worlds, this clever title should attract a wide following." —Booklist, starred review

"This is a fun, fast-moving look at middle-school life through the eyes of a kid who would rather clean his room than pick up a book. Reluctant readers will be pleased." —School Library Journal