King & Kayla and the Case of Found Fred
King & Kayla and the Case of Found Fred

Series: King & Kayla Vol. 5   

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Annotation: Trying to communicate with his human owner (and detective partner) can be frustrating for King the golden retriever as he uncovers clues in a missing dog case.
Catalog Number: #182602
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
All Formats: Search
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Illustrator: Meyers, Nancy,
Pages: 48 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-682-63052-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-682-63052-5
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2018003501
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Kirkus Reviews
Smart dog King and his human, Kayla, help a lost dog find his people.King and Kayla work together to solve mysteries, with King narrating their tales in his distinctive voice. The two are on vacation at Grandma's house near a lake, and King discovers a new friend in the bushes. King soon learns that Fred lost his humans during the firecrackers "five or one nights ago." His collar is lost, but Kayla guesses from his behavior that he is not a stray. Since Kayla can't understand "a word Fred says," King is the one to collect clues. He learns that Fred's family is staying at a campground, but he can't add this to Kayla's "list of things we know." He can't add the campground's location to Kayla's "list of things we don't know." While Kayla tries to devise a plan, King tries to communicate his—find the campground! The humans don't understand, but luckily, Kayla asks Grandma if they can ride on the lake and ask other boaters. From the water, Fred sees the campground, and he eagerly jumps, swims, and reunites with his people. Simple, clean, line-drawn and digitally colored illustrations depict happy, lovable animals and a diverse cast of humans. Kayla and Grandma are black, and Fred's family is brown.This fast-paced mystery is a fun addition to this series for new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)
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Word Count: 1,117
Reading Level: 1.9
Interest Level: 1-4
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 1.9 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 501287 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.4 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q76436
Lexile: 420L

A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery.
King, Kayla, and Grandma find a dog who has lost his human family. What does Kayla know?This dog doesnt have a collar or any tags. He can sit, lie down, and shake hands. No one around here knows who he is. What does King know? The dogs family is staying at a campground. Can they figure out who he is and where his family is?
With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series from Geisel Honor award-winning team Dori Hillestad Butler and Nancy Meyers is perfect for newly independent readers.

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