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 Butler for hire! (DJ Funkyfoot, Flytrap files)
 Author: Angleberger, Tom

 Publisher:  Amulet Books (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: xiii, 96 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 062622 ISBN: 9781419747281
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Subjects:
 Chihuahua (Dog breed) -- Fiction
 Plants -- Fiction
 Butlers -- Fiction
 Nannies -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $19.48

Summary:
Finding a butler gig is hard these days, so DJ Funkyfoot (who is actually not a DJ, but a chihuahua and a butler) takes a job that's ALMOST like being a butler. He becomes a nanny for ShrubBaby, a baby shrub with a taste for thrills, fertilizer, and fame. A nanny would probably say no to ShrubBaby's whims, but DJ Funkyfoot always says yes and it leads to some sticky situations and hilarious adventures.

 Illustrator: Fox, Heather

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/21)
   Booklist (01/01/21)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 01/01/2021 Angleberger spins another new series into his growing Flytrap Files universe with this tale of a Chihuahua with a hip-hop name but a butler’s game. Yes, DJ Funkyfoot (so named by his parents in hopes that he would take the hint) really yearns to “butle” but finds himself taking the only gig available: caring for a pair of park trees’ cute offspring, ShrubBaby. Unfortunately, once the precocious plantlet learns that the difference between a nanny and a butler is that only the former can say “no” to an order, any chance of a sedate plotline is buried beneath floods of noxious substances ranging from pickle relish to 20,000 gallons of slime. Readers will come to admire the dapper dog’s (mostly) unflappable ability to carry on—or, at least, make a hasty exit. Fox’s line drawings, seen only in unfinished form, festoon nearly every well-leaded page with googly eyed flora and fauna, including Inspector Flytrap and his multispecies entourage. Proof that you can get good help these days. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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