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King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse


Series
King & Kayla

by
Dori Hillestad Butler
illustrated by
Nancy Meyers

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Peachtree Publishers
Imprint
Peachtree
ISBN
9781561458790

Awards and Honors
CCBC Choices 2018 Choice: Books for Beginning Readers
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Fiction for Younger Readers
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JLG Category

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King and Kayla are playing fetch with their friends, Jillian and Thor. Jillian throws King's favorite ball too hard, and now it's gone missing! King and Kayla must put together the clues to figure out where it went—and who has it. Full-color mixed media illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

6" x 9"

Dewey

E

AR

1.9: points 0.5

Lexile

390L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

2

JLG Release

Sep 2017

Book Genres


Topics

Dogs. Balls (Sporting goods). Lost and found possessions. Mystery and detective stories.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

King 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 favorite—playing 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

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

King 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 favorite—playing 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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