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Author: Donaldson, Julia
The books from school suddenly go missing. There's only one dog for the job, and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the thief!
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.80
Points: .5 Quiz: 500645
Kirkus Reviews (03/15/18)
School Library Journal (05/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2018 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.—Amanda C. Buschmann, Carroll Elementary School, Houston - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 05/01/2018 In rollicking, rhythmic verses and energetic, detailed illustrations, Donaldson and Ogilvie tell the charming story of Nel, a dog with a nose for detective work. Her boy, Peter, has a penchant for losing things, but reliable Nel can always track them down. All that finding is great practice for the tragic day she and Peter go to school, only to discover that the class’ beloved library is gone! Naturally, Nel is on the case, and with a whiff of the culprit’s hat, she leads the class and their teacher in search of the thief. Ogilvie’s bright, richly textured artwork, rendered in sketchy, dynamic lines and boldly colored washes, is jam-packed with eye-catching detail, from the dejected slump of the woebegone teacher’s shoulders to the menagerie of animals (and some high jinks) as the class zips through the zoo. The lively, cheerful artwork is the perfect match for Donaldson’s bouncy lines, which are ideal for reading aloud. That, along with the breezy resolution in a library, makes this a top-notch pick for group storytimes. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.