The Detective Dog

illus. by Sara Ogilvie. 32p. Holt/Godwin Bks. May 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250156761.
K-Gr 2—Detective Dog Nell is always hot on a case—just how did that spider get into the bath, after all? Using her superpowers of smell, Nell is used to solving cases and saving the day with her human, six-year-old Peter. When she isn't on the job, the canine snoop goes to school with Peter and contentedly listens to the children reading stories aloud. But one day, Nell and Peter arrive at school only to find all the books are gone! The intrepid dog sets out to apprehend the book thief and save the day. The vibrant, rhyming narrative is paired with expressive, colorful illustrations.
VERDICT A fun, engaging read-aloud choice to share with book lovers.

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