Razorbill The Underdogs Rock 'n' Roll Over
Razorbill The Underdogs Rock 'n' Roll Over

The Underdogs Rock 'n' Roll Over

By Kate Temple


Publication Date: June 27, 2023

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Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4

Perfect for fans of comical animal do-gooders like The Bad Guys, The InvestiGators, and The Chicken Squad, this hilarious chapter book series follows a group of bumbling dog detectives and their newest recruit—a cat! In their fourth case, the Underdogs have a bone to pick with whoever took a one-of-a-kind guitar.

Crime is on the rise in Dogtown, and it’s all thanks to a guitar bandit! It’s nearly time for DogAid, the hottest music festival in town, but Mick Wagger’s lucky golden guitar has gone missing. Could one of Mick’s biggest fans—the Boneheads—be behind it? Or a fellow rockstar like Justin Beaver or Catty Perry? Or an enemy Mick made on the road to fame? No matter who the culprit is, if they’re not stopped, the festival will be ruined, and no one will get to see The Rolling Bones hit the stage.


So it’s time to call in the Underdog Detective Agency: with Barkley the German shepherd, Carl the Chihuahua, Dr. Spots the Dalmatian, and Fang . . . the cat. (Yes, a CAT!) What the Underdogs lack in skill, they make up for in grit, determination, and disguises. The team jumps on the case like a drummer on a beat, but will the Underdogs be able to stop the thief and save the show? If not, they may end up in treble. You’ll have to read to find out in this paws-itively hilarious mystery!

Series Overview: Fall 2022 (Sept): #1 The Underdogs Catch a Cat Burglar

Fall 2022 (November): #2 The Underdogs Fake It Till They Make It

Spring 2023 (March): #3 The Underdogs Serve It Up

Summer 2023 (June): #4 The Underdogs Rock n’ Roll Over

About the Author

Kate and Jol Temple love to write silly books for kids! Some of them rhyme and others do not, but all of them have pictures because pictures are cool and anyone who says they're not is a two-headed yeti. Their books have won several awards, such as the 2020 Charlotte Huck Award at NCTE. The Underdogs is their debut chapter book series. Kate and Jol live in Sydney, Australia, with their two sons and a dog that thinks it's a racoon. You can learn more about them all at katejoltemple.com and follow them @KateJolTemple on Instagram.


Shiloh Gordon has a passion for creating lively, engaging illustrations that are full of character and fun. He has a degree in animation from the Queensland College of Art and has worked as a professional illustrator for over twenty years. The Underdogs is his debut chapter book series. Shiloh lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife and three kids, who are an endless source of fun and inspiration. You can follow him on Instagram @ShilohIllustration.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 160 pages

Publisher: Razorbill

Publication Date: June 27, 2023

ISBN: 9780593527023

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