A houseful of pets has declared their independence--but now they're fighting like cats and dogs!
In Peter Hannan's delightfully absurd, illustrated chapter book PETLANDIA, a family of pets has kicked their snoring, sniveling humans to the curb, and declared the house an independent nation. But who will lead the new country of Petlandia?
Tricky feline (and dictator-wannabe) Mrs. Wigglesworth is expecting to be waited on like a queen. It's all foot rubs and ice cream sundaes from here on out! But doofy dog Grub and his lovesick sidekick Honeybaked Hamster want equal representation, and they have the masses on their side.
It's a dog-eat-dog world, and soon Petlandia has descended into all-out civil war!
About the Author
Peter Hannan is the creator of the extremely successful CATDOG animated series on Nickelodeon. He oversaw all stages of production, and even sang the show's theme song! Peter is also the author and illustrator of our own MY BIG MOUTH, as well as the Super Goofballs series for HarperCollins. He lives in California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Petlandia based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
If you are a fan of Nickelodeon you would find 'Petlandia' an amusing read for a lazy summer afternoon. If you are a college literature professor you would have hard time giving the author any credit. Written by Peter Hannan, the creator of Nickelodeon animation series called 'A Cat and a Dog', the book, Petlandia, requires childlike imagination and light-hearted approach to visualize the chaotic plot into animation strips. If you have such ability you will laugh your heart out as wicked Madame Wiggleworth convinces royal Grub to join her revolution to kick the humans out of the house and to declare the independence of the animal nation, Petlandia. Who is going to be the leader of the new nation? Would the pets' lives be better without humans? Would they live happily ever after? What would happen to poor humans? My favorite part of the book is the vivid personification of the animals with cleverly animated characters; the bright yet wicked Wiggleworth, the cat; the royal and friendly average-Joe Grub, the dog; the crooked and greedy Mr. Ugly, the rat; the sweet yet wish-wash Honeybaked, the mouse; and the quiet and astute Clowny, the fish. They represent the slice of human society. One elementary teacher gave the book high rating, but I disagree. While the depth and story line of the book are more proper for young readers in elementary lower grades, the intentional grammatical errors in Grub's dialogue can be quite confusing to them. Mature readers in elementary upper grades will get the joke, but find the plot quite childish and shallow. Children in between age 5 and 8 would mostly enjoy this book. However, I would recommend adult's supervision to clarify grammatical and spelling errors intentionally used to build Grub's character. For failing to define target audience, I could only give 3 star to Petlandia. However, if you are young at heart and goofy in nature you may enjoy this book regardless of your age. Are you ready to giggle and laugh? Isabella S, age 10, San Francisco Mensa
This book is total fun! The storyline of pets rebelling against their masters is sure to entice even the most reluctant readers. Perfect for summer reading - or anytime!