When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he’s certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather’s cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon?
Amazed, Ben enlists the help of Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure. They take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian’s office in town — Dr. Woo’s Worm Hospital. But as Ben and Pearl discover once they are inside, Dr. Woo’s isn’t a worm hospital at all — it’s actually a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.
After Ben accidentally leaves the hospital’s front door unlocked, a rather large, rather stinky, andvery hairy beast escapes into Buttonville. Ben and Pearl are tasked with retrieving the runaway creature, and what started out as an ordinary summer becomes the story of a lifetime.
I’ve owned this book for some time now, and I’ve known about it for quite a bit longer. I found it by accident one day because I was helping someone find a book with the word unicorn in the title. Book 4 in The Imaginary Veterinary Series happens to be “The Order of the Unicorn”. The customer ended up grabbing book #1 in the series, along with the one that she had originally come in for, because it looked like a fun read!
A couple of days later the customer came in for book #2. She then told me that her very picky, hard to please middle grader absolutly loved the Suzanne Selfors book! And could not wait to dive into the rest of the series! Their child had been re-reading the same series for years, and when introduced to other books just could not make it past the first couple chapters. Not until “The Sasquatch Escape”!
From what I hear, this book is addictive and infectious! I really can’t wait to read this one! It is in my TBR pile as we speak, along with about 12 others. Hopefully you guys will be reading a review from me in no time! If you have read this one already, let me know what you thought!
Check out this very weird video about this sure to be awesome book!!