The Case of the Library Monster
The Case of the Library Monster

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Series: Buddy Files Vol. 5   

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Annotation: Buddy the dog discovers a strange, blue-tongued creature in the school library, and investigates what it is and how it got there.
Catalog Number: #50509
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Albert Whitman
Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: 2011
Illustrator: Tugeau, Jeremy,, Crisp, Dan,
Pages: 134 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-8075-0936-1 Perma-Bound: 0-605-49564-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-8075-0936-4 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-49564-7
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2010033301
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Canine detective Buddy finds himself with a mystery that raises more questions than it initially answers. While still pondering the presence of a school ghost, a red herring from book four, Buddy discovers a monster in the school library, where he works as a reading therapy dog. He eventually learns that the monster is a blue-tongued skink. But what is it doing in school? Buddy's sleuthing goes unrecognized by humans, but the private satisfaction he derives is its own reward. Perhaps the series' biggest mystery is why "no one ever listens to the dog."
Horn Book
In this fifth book about the friendly therapy-dog/detective, Buddy discovers that, despite "evidence" to the contrary, there's no monster in the school library. The breezy text, friendly illustrations, and, above all, likable dog hero continue to make this series a solid choice for readers new to chapter books.
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ALA Booklist
Horn Book (8/1/11)
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 11,632
Reading Level: 3.1
Interest Level: 1-4
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.1 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 143292 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.5 / points:5.0 / quiz:Q51691
Lexile: 590L

My Name is Buddy. I am a dog. I am also a detective. Buddy is in the school library and kids are taking turns reading with him. While Buddy listens to a ghost story, he hears rustling in the shelves behind him. He turns to look, but doesn't see anyone back there. He hears a book fall. Something smells strange. Not human...not canine, not like anything Buddy has ever smelled before. Could it maybe be the school ghost Buddy has heard so much about? When the child he's sitting with leaves, Buddy goes over to the shelves to investigate...and comes face to face with a mysterious creature that has a long, blue tongue. Buddy fans will cheer as their favorite dog detective solves another case with own great doggy style.

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