The third in Jonell's Emmy series, Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry details the continuing adventures of Emmy and her rodent friends. This time, the evil Miss Barmy has arranged for Emmy to be sent away to her aunts' house as part of a scheme to get her hands on Sissy rat, whose special powers Miss Barmy wishes to harness.
Dependable Jonell continues in the same style as the first two books and produces another fun, interesting story with quirky characters and good action. Honestly, there's nothing WRONG with the story. It's just not GREAT. I definitely liked it a lot, but I always feel like Jonell's work could be even better, though I couldn't tell you how. Still, I highly recommend this series and hope she continues it. She also has a fourth unrelated novel, which my ten year old and I will be checking out next.
Also worth noting: Jonathan Bean does lovely illustrations for this whole series, consisting of beautiful covers with flip-n-move pictures in the margins of each page.