A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-Winning Book!
This fun, laugh-out-loud early chapter book series follows lovable dog King and his human girl Kayla as they solve mysteries. From Dori Hillestad Butler and Nancy Meyers.
Kayla’s loose tooth is missing! As she gathers clues she sees:
– Her tooth is not inside the tooth fairy pillow.
– It’s not inside her backpack.
– It’s not inside the car.
Where could it be?
As King sniffs for clues, he notices that Mason’s hand has a familiar smell…. How will they solve the mystery?
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. Great for introducing mysteries and the important concepts of fact gathering, list making, clues, and analytical thinking.
“Each page includes illustrations that are often humorous and highlight the affection between King and Kayla… This funny, endearing addition to the series will delight early readers, especially dog lovers.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator King’s perspective makes an otherwise straightforward story much more engaging, while humorous illustrations reinforce the plot and further forefront King’s doggie thoughts.” —The Horn Book Guide
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award (Honor Book) ―ALSC, 2019
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book ―Chicago Public Library, 2018
Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award (Honor Book, Transitional Fiction) ―Maryland Library Association, 2019
Washington State Book Awards (Finalist, Books for Young Readers) ―Washington Center for the Book, 2019
Delaware Diamonds Awards (Nominee, K-2) ―Diamond State Reading Association, 2019-2020
Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards (Nominee, Grades K-3) ―Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, 2019-2020
AR Level: 2.4
F&P: GRL L, Gr 2, Genre F
Themes: Cause and Effect, Investigation, Problem Solving
BISAC 1: JUV028000 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
BISAC 2: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
BISAC 3: JUV045000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books