The Case of the Missing Goldfish

32p. 978-1-60270-561-6.
K-Gr 2 New readers will have no trouble grasping the plainly presented concepts in these above-average primers. Captioned by one or two short declarative sentences that are slightly rewritten for each volume (You use your ears to hear sound; You use your eyes to see), a series of clear color photos depict a multicultural cast of a range of ages demonstrating each of the standard senses. Along with being exposed to some new vocabulary (nostril, umami), children will come away more conscious of their senses, the role of the brain in interpreting sensory inputand also (without the words blind and deaf being used) that some people lack certain abilities. Each volume closes with a simple quiz and activity notes for adults. Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc.
Furlock, a cat, and Muttson, a dog, are detectives in the tradition of Nate the Great, but with much less style. The two solve crimes (which are usually just misunderstandings), then drive off in the Furlock-Mobile. Very early chapter book readers will be able to handle the language and sentence structure; the colorful, innocuous cartoon-style illustrations may hold their interest. Review covers these Short Tales: Furlock & Muttson Mysteries titles: The Case of the Community Garden, The Case of the Grumpy Chicken, The Case of the Haunted House, The Case of the Missing Goldfish, The Case of the Mystery Museum, and The Case of the Shifting Stacks.

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