King & Kayla are back on the case in this laugh-out-loud mystery from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award-winning series.
King and Kayla receive a mysterious letter written in code. Mason received an almost identical letter. How can they crack the code?
Kayla notices that there aren’t any vowels in most of the words; you can’t write words without vowels. When she compares her letter to Mason’s, only one word is different. Sensitive King notices that the letter smells like Jillian. Why would Jillian write them letters in code?
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.
“A perfect option for newly independent readers ready to start transitioning from easy readers to beginning chapter books. Transitional readers are always in demand, and this series is a worthy contribution to any collection serving brand-new readers.” ―School Library Journal
“Repetition both within and between books helps boost confidence in beginning readers, as do the generous, plot-reinforcing illustrations… Each book allows plenty of room for predictions and provides a glimpse into the great payoff reading can deliver…” ―The Horn Book Magazine
Cybils (Easy Readers) ―Cybils, 2017
CCBC Choices (Books for Beginning Readers) ―Cooperative Children’s Book Center, 2018
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2018
Delaware Diamonds Awards (Nominee, Grades K-2) ―Diamond State Reading Association, 2018-2019
AR Level: 2.2
F&P: L, Gr 2, Genre F
Themes: Codes, Dogs, Investigation
BISAC 1: JUV028000 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
BISAC 2: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
BISAC 3: JUV043000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner