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King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse

Dori Hillestad Butler

King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.

King and Kayla are playing fetch with Jillian and Thor. Jillian throws King's favorite ball too hard, and it goes over the fence and into the neighbor's yard. The ball she brings back isn't King's. Where is King's favorite ball?

Analytical Kayla creates a list of possible explanations to investigate. Sensitive King puts aside his worries and questions the cat hiding under the porch, who claims a mouse did it. How could a mouse take King's ball?

With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Sep 5th, 2017
  • Pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.20in - 6.30in - 0.40in - 0.60lb
  • EAN: 9781561458790
  • Recommended age: 06-08
  • Categories: Mysteries & Detective StoriesAnimals - DogsReaders - Beginner

About the Author

Dori Hillestad Butler has published magazine stories, educational materials, plays, book reviews, characters for a board game, and over sixty children's books. A two-time Geisel Honor Book winner for King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats and King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth, she has also been nominated for children's choice awards in nineteen different states and won the 2011 Edgar Award for the best juvenile mystery for Buddy Files: Case of the Lost Boy. She lives in Washington.

Praise for this book

"Confusion, mischief, and silliness abound. Kids who don't always have the vocabulary to express themselves will sympathize with this waggish pup and his earnest desire to be understood by his human." --Kirkus Reviews

"Budding detectives will have the benefit of both King's discoveries and Kayla's reasoning as they piece together the clues. . . . A welcome addition to collections supporting the transition from picture books to chapter books, this title will appeal to both dog lovers and mystery buffs." --School Library Journal