These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!
Although Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, are on vacation, they just can't resist a new case. When his friend Claude's grocery list is lost, Nate sets out to find it before lunch. But lunch draws nearer and the list is still missing. Nate the Great is worried: his reputation is at stake. It looks as if list has vanishedunless Rosamond's strange cat pancakes are somehow at the heart of the mystery.
About the Author
MARJORIE WEINMAN SHARMAT has written more than 130 books for children and young adults, as well as movie and TV novelizations. Her books have been translated into twenty-four languages. The award-winning Nate the Great series, hailed in Booklist as “groundbreaking,” has resulted in Nate’s real-world appearances in many New York Times crossword puzzles, sporting a milk mustache in magazines and posters, residing on more than 28 million boxes of Cheerios, and touring the country in musical theater. Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and her husband, Mitchell Sharmat, have also coauthored many books, including titles in both the Nate the Great and the Olivia Sharp series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I THOUGH THIS BOOK WAS OKAY BECAUSE I LIKED SOME PARTS AND I DID NOT LIKE SOME.
This teeters on being a good example of realistic fiction. The fact that this girl is having a cat party, or that this boy's parents allow him to go to the store when he got lost on the way to a friend's house and the main character is a detective makes it seem a little unrealistic. But their overall qualities and interactions are realistic and some students may relate to loving cats or getting lost a lot or trying to help friends.