Synopses & Reviews
"The story unfolds in Chetand#8217;s entertaining first-person narrative, laced with puns, wisecracks, and mentions of edible treats involving insect ingredients. Illustrated with occasional pencil drawings, this amusing book concludes with the famous grade-school gumshoe introducing each of the 13 previous volumes in the popular Chet Gecko Mystery series."and#151;Booklist
Inventions, spells, and bulliesand#151;oh my!
It all begins when Chetand#8217;s favorite teacher is fired, only to be replaced by the mechanical invention of Dr. Tanya Lightovand#151;a mysterious Russian scientist.
Suddenly, the school seems possessed by forces that are upsetting the natural order of things: Kindergartners are beating up sixth graders; teachersand#8217; pets are talking back; and worst of all, Chetand#8217;s faithful partner and best friend, Natalie Attired, has abandoned him in his hour of need.
Will Chet be able to restore his friendship with Natalie and bring Emerson Hicky back to normal? One thingand#8217;s for certain: The crazy, mixed-up mastermind behind this case will be the last creature anyone expects.
After Chet's favorite teacher is fired, she's replaced by the mechanical invention of Dr. Tanya Lightov, a mysterious Russian scientist. Suddenly, the school seems possessed by forces that are upsetting the natural order of things. Will Chet be able to bring Emerson Hicky back to normal? Full color.
About the Author
is the author of Snoring Beauty,
illustrated by Howard Fine, as well as the fifteen Chet Gecko mysteries. A popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for children and adults, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.