King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse
King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse
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Series: King & Kayla Vol. 3   

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Annotation: When King's favorite blue ball goes missing, he and Kayla must put together clues to figure out where it went.
Catalog Number: #143709
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
All Formats: Search
Special Formats: Chapter Book Chapter Book
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Illustrator: Meyers, Nancy,
Pages: 42 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-561-45879-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-561-45879-0
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2016047534
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Kirkus Reviews
The gal-and-dog gumshoes are back, this time catching an unexpected culprit in the act. Kayla, a little black girl, and her dog, narrator King, are playing fetch with Jillian, a white pal, and her dog, Thor. Jillian accidentally throws the ball over the neighbor's fence. When she returns, she brings back an identical—but incorrect—ball. King is upset. It smells like another dog. It is not his ball. Luckily, Kayla and King are in tune, and Kayla realizes that King's ball is missing. When they go to the neighbor's yard, there are many other balls, but none that are small and blue. King is reunited with a foe from a previous story (King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats, 2017), a sneaky cat. The cat tells King that Mouse stole the ball. How could a tiny mouse steal a ball? Employing the use of their trademark list of facts, King and Kayla write down everything they know about the case. (King desperately tries to convey the critical information about Mouse, but alas, he is a dog and can't make Kayla understand.) 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. (Early reader. 6-8)
School Library Journal
Gr 13King and Kayla return in a new mystery for the early elementary crowd. This time King's ball goes over the fence, but it is not in the neighbor's backyard when they look for it. Can this clever dog and his human find the missing ball? The author has a knack for writing humorous stories from a canine perspective. Youngsters will laugh at King's enthusiasm as each new thing becomes his favoriteplaying fetch, running after his ball, eating grilled cheese, and making new friends. Young puppy Thor provides more laughs as he is constantly distracted by butterflies and birds. The digitally-colored and pencil illustrations have a lightness that matches the tone of the story, while the expressive faces of the characters add depth. Readers can see King's disgusted look as he smells something "BAD." The illustrations makes it clear what King means when he says that "Kayla makes mad eyes at" him. Budding detectives will have the benefit of both King's discoveries and Kayla's reasoning as they piece together the clues. VERDICT 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.Suzanne Costner, Fairview Elementary School, Maryville, TN
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School Library Journal (8/1/17)
Word Count: 1,390
Reading Level: 1.9
Interest Level: 1-4
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 1.9 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 190438 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.3 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q71208
Lexile: 390L

A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery.
King and Kayla are playing fetch with their friends, Jillian and Thor. Jillian throws Kings favorite ball too hard, and now its gone missing! King and Kayla must put together the clues to figure out where it wentand who has it.


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