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Trouble at Betts Pets

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When animals start disappearing from his parents’ pet store, Aaron finds an unexpected ally to help solve the mystery in this upbeat, kid-friendly novel for middle-grade readers.

Aaron Betts has an unusual way of looking at things. After spending almost every afternoon and weekend at his parents’ pet shop, he can’t help but think of people as animals. His flit-about mom is
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Candlewick
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Gavin Abdollahi
The book's plot is very simple, written for kids. It'll appeal to 9-11 yr olds.
So, Aaron's mom and dad run a pet shop, and suddenly their animals start to go missing. He gets unsuspected help... From a girl he doesn't really like.
It's been quite a while since I've read this story, but I do remember it had some pretty good twists and reveals.
3.5 stars.
Nov 18, 2015 Landon rated it it was amazing
What will Arayon do when his mom and dads pet shops pets go missing. Trouble At Bets Pets by Kelly Easton is a good short mystery. One reason this book is so popular is that it characterizes the characters very well. the writer likes to describe people like animals. Another reason this book is so popular is that it is very descriptive. Arayon knows a lot about pets and likes to describe them.another reason this book is so popular isn't is in 1st person type of view. you are looking out of Arayon ...more
This book follows Aaron Betts, a fifth grader whose family runs a pet store. Aaron is a typical kid who has homework and chores. He develops an unlikely friendship with Sharon Trout, a wealthy classmate who was assigned by the teacher to tutor Aaron in math. There's a bit of a mystery in the pet store as animals and pet supplies have been disappearing with no logical explanation. Readers will be engaged as we learn about some of the social issues in Aaron's Cleveland neighborhood and the mystery ...more
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Mar 27, 2011 Kathleen Norwood rated it really liked it
this book was a very good book filled with mystery and humor and just a bit of sadness. I reccoend this book very much i thought it was a very good book. It shows that boys arent ALL that mean! hehe you have to read the book in order for you to find out WHY im saying that..!! i HOPE YOU READ IT!!
Mar 10, 2016 Lynette rated it really liked it
I liked this book. It kept my interest throughout and I liked the characters. There was a mystery to keep readers guessing and at least three problems going to be resolved at the end.
May 27, 2016 Julier rated it it was amazing
Mystery; homeless/mental illness; pet shop; stereotypes; friendship; boy with OCD is main character. [Would be good read-aloud for Grades 2-4.]
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