These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!
Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, have solved countless cases. For once, they would like to take a break from detective work. Especially since new cases—cases they do not want—await them: Rosamond wants to track down a walking turnip, Annie wants to find Fang’s missing canine toothpaste, Claude wants to locate something special (whatever that means), and Harry wants to solve the mystery of the dog with four tails. Everyone demands Nate’s attention, but all Nate wants is to escape. And after trying on disguises so that he and Sludge can go unrecognized, the sleuthing duo try to hide out in the woods. It’s not long before they hear familiar voices shouting, “Nate the Great, where are you?” Is it asking too much for the pancake-eating detective and his bone-chewing partner to get a day off?
MARJORIE WEINMAN SHARMAT has written every Nate the Great book. Here she collaborates with her husband, MITCHELL SHARMAT.
About the Illustrator
JODY WHEELER illustrated Nate the Great Talks Turkey and Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club.