Obi: Gerbil on a Mission

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There's a new puppy at Obi the gerbil's house, and he's bigger, furrier, and more slobbery than Obi. And he's getting all the attention. But when the puppy runs away, Obi feels it's her duty to bring him back. So off she goes, on a mission filled with obstacles from a hungry owl to a giant dog to snarky cats. But with perseverance and pluck, Obi is able to bring the puppy safely home. With clever illustrations, this funny, adventurous sequel to Obi: Gerbil on the Loose! will leave kids squawking for ...

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Overview

There's a new puppy at Obi the gerbil's house, and he's bigger, furrier, and more slobbery than Obi. And he's getting all the attention. But when the puppy runs away, Obi feels it's her duty to bring him back. So off she goes, on a mission filled with obstacles from a hungry owl to a giant dog to snarky cats. But with perseverance and pluck, Obi is able to bring the puppy safely home. With clever illustrations, this funny, adventurous sequel to Obi: Gerbil on the Loose! will leave kids squawking for more.

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Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
On her birthday, Rachel Armstrong, a fourth grader, receives a puppy from her parents and names it Kenobi. Obi, Rachel's pet gerbil (a gift from a previous birthday), is jealous of the puppy because she considers Rachel to be her human mother. Obi feels that Rachel is focusing all her attention and affection on Kenobi. She plots for ways to separate Rachel and Kenobi. To resolve her problem, she sneaks out of her cage and confers with the other household pets in the Armstrong family, along with a vengeful old mouse, Mr. Durkins. Obi decides to lure Kenobi out of the house which results in Kenobi getting lost. Obi's conscious bothers her and she goes out to find and return Kenobi. The world outside the Armstrong home holds danger for the little gerbil. Children who enjoy listening to or reading stories like Cleary's Ralph Mouse series will be amused with Obi the gerbil's perspective and adventures. Cartoon illustrations appear on some of the pages. This book is the second in the series about Obi's adventures. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
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Gr 3–5—In this fast-paced sequel to Obi, Gerbil on the Loose! (Dutton, 2008), fourth-grader Rachel gets a puppy for her birthday, and the gerbil burns with jealous amazement when her human gives the newcomer her name. Wanting to get rid of Kenobi once and for all, Obi shows the pup how to get outside ("she did not have a good feeling about what she had just done"). She realizes she's made a huge mistake when Kenobi doesn't return that night or the following day. Summoning all of her Jedi gerbil courage, she sets out into the great wide world to reunite the pup with her beloved Rachel. Quirky black-and-white illustrations support the text. Kids will love visiting the old household pets while being introduced to funny, fresh characters along the way. A sweet, comical story highlighting the consequences of rash action and not listening to your conscience.—Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix Public Library, AZ
Kirkus Reviews
Obi the gerbil (Obi: Gerbil on the Loose, 2008) is back in action in this simple story about dealing with perceived rejection and making room in one's heart for new friends. Obi is a blissfully happy gerbil who basks in her owner Rachel's affection. Until, that is, the day that Obi witnesses Rachel receive as a birthday present a golden retriever puppy she dubs Kenobi. Rachel begins to lavish attention on her puppy, and Kenobi usurps Obi's position in Rachel's lap during her very favorite pastime--watching Star Wars movies. What's a lonely, rejected gerbil to do? Obi gets some bad advice from a crotchety mouse called Mr. Durkins and tricks Kenobi into running outside and getting lost. Once this plan actually works, Obi is filled with remorse and hatches a plan to find Kenobi and bring him home--but she will have to venture into the great outdoors if this mission is to be successful. Is she brave enough? Is she smart and strong enough to bring Kenobi home? And if she does, will things with Rachel ever be like they were before Kenobi arrived? These animal characters share recognizable foibles with their human readers, revealed in both humorous dialogue and flawed actions. Fast-paced and funny, this installment will bring Obi new fans. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142424148
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 4/4/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 770,075
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

M.C. Delaney is a freelance writer, work-at-home dad, and advertising copywriter. He lives in Hartland, Vermont.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    This is the best book on earth!!!!

    I will diffently reccomend this book plus now i releise how important my deer old hamster pipsqueck is. This is the beeeeeeeeereeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssstttttttttttttttttttttttttttt book ever.! And if you are still young it is easy. I think if anybody reads this book even if your an adult they would like it.

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    Posted August 19, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Best one so far. Exellent book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Awesome

    I read obi gerbil on the loose and it was fantastic i can not wait to finnish this one!

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