"Mid-Flinx" by Alan Dean Foster
"Now an evil rich man was out to kidnap the minidrag for his personal zoo, and Flinx and Pip were on the run again."
WARNING SIGN #1: The title, which sounds like something a junior high school kid thought up.
WARNING SIGN #2: The cover, which features some of the worst art ever, apparently rendered by the same junior high school kid(s).
WARNING SIGN #3: The fact that the cover announces Alan Dean Foster as a "New York Times Bestselling Author," even though I've never heard of him.
WARNING SIGN #4: The plot synopsis on the back cover, which sounds like something I would have dreamed up and recorded in some notebook back in elementary school (by junior high it would have seemed silly).
WARNING SIGN #5: The author's bibliography, on the inside of the book, listing 38 books I've never heard of.
And where these warning signs lead, well... you can guess. Let's just say it is short, and that is a point in its favor. I shall not be reading any of the innumerable sequels. No sirs and madams, I shall not.