Synopses & Reviews
Two things give Chet Gecko the heebie-jeebies: homework, football players, and voodoo. (Well, okay, that's three things, but Chet's never been good at math.) In these two hilarious mysteries from his tattered casebook, Chet and his brainy mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired, tackle two dangerous puzzles. In the first, a series of classroom trashings seems to be the work of a vicious were-hamster. (Or it could be another science fair project gone wrong.) In the second, he and Natalie suit up to help Emerson Hicky's football team find its missing players. Chet Gecko, football player? Now there's a mystery! Black-and-white illustrations Cover illustration by Brad Weinman
Raves for Chet Gecko
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse "Zesty and entertaining."--The Bulletin
The Mystery of Mr. Nice
"Hold on to your fedoras: this gecko's going places."--Kirkus Reviews
Farewell, My Lunchbag
"Fodder for budding criminologists and stand-up comedians. . . . Sassy."--School Library Journal
The Big Nap
"Fast-paced suspense and snappy dialogue. . . . A choice series for reluctant readers."--Booklist
The Hamster of the Baskervilles
"The zany text reads like a mixture of stand-up comedy, Raymond Chandler mysteries, old films, and a fourth grader on an overdose of sugar."--School Library Journal
Chet's two scariest, silliest cases--now in paperback!
Chet Gecko and his brainy mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired, tackle a dangerous puzzle when a series of classroom trashings seems to be the work of a vicious were-hamster. Illustrations.
Chet Gecko doesn't believe in the supernatural. His idea of voodoo is his mom's cockroach ripple ice cream. But when a teacher reports seeing a monster by the light of a full moon, it falls to Chet and his sleek-winged partner, Natalie Attired, to answer the burning question: Is this the work of a vicious, supernatural werehamster on the loose? Or just another science fair project gone wrong?
About the Author
is the author of five picture books as well as the Chet Gecko mysteries. A popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for children and adults, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.