Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries Annie has lost her house key. Now she can't set up for Fang's birthday party. Nate doesn't want to go to a party for Annie's ferocious dog. But he can't resist a mystery. Nate the Great and his trusty dog, Sludge, are hot on the trail Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book Visit Nate the Great and Sludge NatetheGreatBooks.com Casual and comic, Simont's drawings are . . . lively, adding vitality to the brisk first-person account of yet another deductive triumph. . . . Satisfying, nicely structured and written, this can also be used for reading aloud to younger children.-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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Nate the Great doesn't especially want to go to a birthday party for Annie's ferocious dog, Fang. But he can't resist a mystery--and when Annie loses her house key and can't get inside to set up the party, Nate and his trusty dog, Sludge, are hot on the trial. Their only clue is a mysterious poem written by Annie's friend, Rosamond. But nothing is too tough for Nate the Great--not even Fang!