Invasion of the Pugs: A Branches Book (Pets Rule! #5) (Paperback)

Invasion of the Pugs: A Branches Book (Pets Rule! #5) By Susan Tan, Wendy Tan Shiau Wei (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Tan, Wendy Tan Shiau Wei (Illustrator)
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Ember and the other pets come face-to-face with their most mysterious enemy yet: a pack of pugs!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Ember is all ready for doggy daycare! At first, he's excited to go to the park every day because he'll be able to rule and conquer the dog park in no time. But when the dog walker arrives to pick him up, Ember comes face-to-face with the strangest-looking dogs on the planet: PUGS! Ember keeps his distance from the mysterious creatures until he learns a terrible secret: the pugs are aliens trying to take over the Earth! Will Ember and the other pets be able to stop an evil invasion of the pugs? With laugh-out-loud humor, engaging artwork on every page, and nonstop action that will have readers rushing to turn the pages, Pets Rule! is the just-right series for any emerging reader!

About the Author

SUSAN TAN has lived in many places in her life, but calls Concord, Massachusetts, home. After studying at Williams College, she earned her PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she studied children's literature. She currently lives in Somerville, enjoys frequent trips to Chinatown to eat tzuck sang, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Susan is the author of the Cilla Lee-Jenkins chapter book series, and the Pets Rule! series.
WENDY TAN SHIAU WEI is a visual development and storyboard artist for animated series, advertising, and films, and an illustrator for children’s books and publishing. Her work can be seen in TV commercials, radio stations, advertisements, shows, publishing, and fashion. Wendy loves telling stories through her work; storyboarding and comics are two of the ways she expresses her thoughts and feelings. She lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her family.

Praise For…

Praise for Pets Rule! #1: My Kingdom of Darkness:

"This early chapter book expertly cultivates a larger-than-life pseudo-antihero... an infectiously silly series starter." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire:

* "Cilla's empathy, candor, and skill at turning a phrase indicates that her claim to be a future author extraordinaire is completely justified... Anyone who spends time with Cilla Lee-Jenkins will look forward to reading her in the future." -- Booklist, starred review

"Heartwarming and poignant! Meeting Cilla felt like making a new best friend. I can't wait to share the book with my own daughter." -- Grace Lin, bestselling author of Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver

"Tan writes in a fun and spunky voice that brings to mind favorite characters such as Junie B. Jones, Ramona Quimby, and Fancy Nancy but is still all her own... Readers will identify with Cilla and wish they were friends with her in real life." -- School Library Journal

"In Tan's debut novel... readers will meet spunky 8 1/2 year old Cilla, who is 50% Chinese, 50% Caucasian and I think 100% wonderful... I suspect young readers will want to reach into the pages and hug her!" -- Rachel Renee Russell writing for Amazon's Omnivoracious, bestselling author of The Dork Diaries

Product Details
ISBN: 9781339021577
ISBN-10: 1339021579
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Pets Rule!