Obi, Gerbil on the Loose! [NOOK Book]

Overview

A tale of a gerbil's great adventure, perfect for fans of the Humphrey series!

Life is good for Obi the gerbil. That is, until her owner goes on vacation and leaves the pets home alone! A neighbor boy comes to feed the other animals but never notices poor Obi. So the resourceful gerbil takes on the courage of her namesake (the famous Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi) and breaks out of her cage in search of food and water. Once she's on the loose, ...
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Overview

A tale of a gerbil's great adventure, perfect for fans of the Humphrey series!

Life is good for Obi the gerbil. That is, until her owner goes on vacation and leaves the pets home alone! A neighbor boy comes to feed the other animals but never notices poor Obi. So the resourceful gerbil takes on the courage of her namesake (the famous Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi) and breaks out of her cage in search of food and water. Once she's on the loose, Obi faces dangerous cats, a maniacal tarantula, an insecure snake, a grumpy mouse, and a slobbering old dog. But she just might make some friends, too, in this hilarious and fun novel about a little rodent on a big adventure.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-5

Obi is content with her simple life in a cage-or apartment, as she likes to think of it-cared for by her human owner, Rachel. Then one day, Rachel's family leaves for vacation. Tad, a neighbor, comes to feed their many pets, but he seems to have forgotten that the gerbil exists. Obi doesn't know how long the Armstrongs will be gone, and she's starving. Thus begins her quest for freedom, food, and to find out if Rachel really cared enough to leave Tad a note to feed her. Along the way, Obi hilariously confronts three sadistic cats, a harebrained parrot, a menacing tarantula and snake, and a paranoid squirrel who thinks Obi is a jailed criminal. The house also holds a surprise-a wise old mouse who has been keeping an eye on Obi through all of her escapades. He offers to help her, but at the expense of her loyalty to Rachel. Throughout each new challenge, readers feel Obi's terror, joy, and surprise, which are all written with a sense of fun. The chapters are peppered with black-and-white illustrations and are very short, which adds appeal for younger and reluctant readers. This is a laugh-out-loud story.-Jane Cronkhite, San Jose Public Library, CA

Kirkus Reviews
Obi the gerbil has it made. She has a beautiful apartment-"cage" sounds so distasteful-an exercise wheel, plenty of food, an adoptive mother named Rachel who dotes on her and a secret talent: Obi can read! All is well until Rachel and her family go on vacation, and the boy who comes over to feed the pets-which include three cats, a snake, a tarantula, a dog and a parrot-completely overlooks poor Obi. As a result, Obi goes without food and begins to wonder if Rachel has neglected to leave instructions for her care. Famished, Obi has no choice but to embark on a grand (for a gerbil) adventure to get herself fed; in the process Obi puts her secret skill to good use and develops some brand new ones to boot. If the cast of characters falls a little flat and the story line feels forced and too simplistic for its intended audience, this is still a fun frolic that will draw in those devoted fans of all things furry. (Fiction. 8-11)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440633881
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/12/2008
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 485,702
  • Age range: 9 years
  • File size: 1,003 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Delaney, author of Deep Doo-Doo and other novels, lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2009

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    Great

    This is a great story and a quick read. I'm a nine year old and I rated 5 stars! I think it's funny sometimes and sometimes not. But I think it's a great book for ages 8-11. I like Obi.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Awesome

    Soooooooooooooooooo cute

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    It looks awesome

    It so cool

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    Amazing i read it in only 2 days

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

    5 stars

    just amazing i, loved it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    ***** (FIVE STARS)

    GREAT!! Just amazing!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2011

    great book

    i love this book i gave it a 2 thumbs up

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2010

    check it out

    this book i read was a awwesome book! you should read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    O.B.I GERBIL ON THE LOOSE

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Great

    Hhhj

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    dork diareies Dork diaries

    It was a good book it has great pictures and it made me laugh A family will love it and it is a good book to read when it is cold out or it is chrismas day or eve or december

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    :)

    Very enjoyable and fun read! Poor Obi! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    AWESOME,GREAT,CUTE,and FUNNY

    I love this book a kid in my class is named kira and her mom read this book and i love it fyi i have a sister named rachel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    S

    So cute but long

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Best

    Best book ever must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Img

    So so sogood!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Meet Digger Mole and His Family

    There you will find a review called Anaymous Janurary 13 read it and be ready.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Great book!

    So funny! I like crazy books that give animals a starring role!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Bad

    Really really bad book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    I love this book i liked it when obi thought that she was going with the armstrongs on vacation

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    So cute!

    I think that this is one of the most fun and cute books ever! I totally wish that I could give it SIX stars!

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