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 Bog gone! (Finder's Creatures )
 Author: Jones, P. Knuckle

 Publisher:  Penguin Workshop (2023)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 112 p., col. ill., col. map, 24 cm

 BTSB No: 498465 ISBN: 9780593519851
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Mystery fiction
 Frogs -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction
 Missing persons -- Fiction
 Graphic novels

Price: $19.78

Meet detective-in-training Finder and her friends as they try to figure out why everyone in Belly Acre Bog has disappeared. In graphic novel format.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Kelly, Rebecca

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/23)
   School Library Journal (07/01/23)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2023 Gr 1–3—When most of the animals mysteriously disappear from Belly Acre Bog, amateur detective Finder and her friends track down leads and follow up on clues to finding the missing creatures. The mystery overall seems secondary, as only a few clues are actually given, but the focus on adventure and comedy certainly makes up for that; the antics of Finder's friends, Keeper and Chopper, will definitely produce some genuine laughs. A parallel side story featuring a Sherlock Holmes—type named Seymour Warts gently pokes fun at the mystery genre as a whole, as Warts's leaps in logic are questionable yet always accurate. Jones's cartoon-style designs, thick outlining, and sharp color choices make the characters stand out and make the work look overall sleek and polished. Simple word choices and chapter breakdowns also make this a strong recommendation for budding readers and detectives. VERDICT A strong start to this series.—Peter Blenski - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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