King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.
Kayla lost a tooth. She put it in the special pocket in her tooth fairy pillow and now her tooth is missing! If she can’t find it, the tooth fairy won’t come.
Analytical Kayla retraces her steps, searches everywhere, and questions Mason, who rode home from school with her. Sensitive King wonders why Mason smells like a tooth. Could he have Kayla’s lost tooth? Or should King take another look at the tooth fairy pillow?
With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
“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