Mr. Whiskers and the Shenanigan Sisters

Knopf. Oct. 2023. 208p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780593644300.
Gr 3-7–What fun-loving dog doesn’t relish solving a mystery? Well, Mr. Whiskers and his owners, Zelda and Misty, are about to get into a caper that just doesn’t “smell” right. This story is told from the perspective of a dog who knows when something or someone doesn’t add up. When Zelda and Misty’s dad is taken away by a strange man, they go on an adventure through the city streets of San Francisco to help get him back. This is a mystery to start off young sleuths on their love of clues and puzzles to see how Mr. Whiskers and his young owners get their dad back home. Throughout the book, readers witness the characters trying to gather information in different ways. Mr. Whiskers can see, hear, and smell things that Zelda and Misty can’t, but by working together, they will discover hidden passages and even treasures.
VERDICT A lovely genre introduction, perfect for those starting out to enhance reading comprehension with and enough fun to keep seasoned readers engaged.

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