Wedgie and Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors (Fiction)
My Rating: 4/5
Considerations: Bathroom humor
For grade levels: 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th
Wedgie and Gizmo is a funny story about a Corgi dog and an evil genius Guinea Pig who can read. Wedgie, the dog has a superhero cape that be believes gives him superpowers. Gizmo is on a mission to rule the world, along with other cave dwellers. Wedgie just wants to love and be loved by his family and by his new step family.
Elliot, Gizmo’s “servant” is getting acquainted with his new blended family, including his new step sister Jasmine and her dog, Wedgie. When Jasmine attempts to take care of Gizmo in a Barbie dream house, adventure and hilarity ensue.
Recommendations: Highly recommend using the audiobook reading on this book, the actors take turns reading from each pet’s perspective, and do an excellent job bringing to life the humor. Look for availability of a free version of this audiobook at your local pubic or school library.
Other similar reading suggestions:
Woof: A Bowser and Birdie Novel (series) by Peter Abrahams and Spencer Quinn for grades 2nd - 5th, The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson and Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly for comparisons about pet Guinea Pigs.