Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo

by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Joy Ang

Mischief and mayhem abound in this exuberantly illustrated ode to friendship.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544038882
  • ISBN-10: 0544038886
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 10/08/2013
  • Carton Quantity: 40

About the book

Petey is enjoying a peaceful afternoon of gardening when his good friend Pru starts to cause trouble. Petey reacts in turn, and before long, things have escalated from a scuffle to a tussle to a true hullabaloo!

This beautifully illustrated story about the true meaning of friendship is packed with excitement and near disaster as well as vocabulary-expanding words that are fun to say and thrilling to master. Glossary.

About the author
Ammi-Joan Paquette

Ammi-Joan Paquette's previous picture books include The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies and The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, and can be found at

Joy Ang

Joy Ang has illustrated many picture books in addition to the Mustache Baby books, as well as the NYT best-selling The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid. She lives in Bellevue, Washington. Twitter at @Joy_Ang


"The story includes more than 20 fun words like 'shenanigans' and 'defenestration' set in bold type; their definitions are on the endpapers."

School Library Journal

"Here's hoping that there are more kerfuffles and shenanigans in the future for this undeniably delightful duo."

Kirkus, starred review

"This is the perfect way to introduce bigger words to your littlest kids, which is great if you're feeling tricksy."

The Huffington Post