King and Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
Written by Dori Hillestad Butler
Illustrated by Nancy Myers
In this cute story for younger readers, King the dog feels he’s being unjustly accused of stealing dog treats.
King’s owner, Kayla is making peanut butter dog treats, but not for King. She is making them for her friend Jillian’s new puppy. The reader watches as Kayla mixes the yummy ingredients, rolls out the dough, cuts the shapes, and bakes the bone-shaped treats. While the treats cool, King plays with the puppy. When they return to the kitchen, they find several treats missing. Also, King senses a smelly intruder. The new puppy can’t be the thief. Jillian’s little brother can’t be the thief. King knows he’s not the thief. Who can it be?
Action-filled illustrations add to the fun and to the solution of the crime.
In addition to the practice kids will get with the simple language in this great little book, they will get to practice their reasoning and deductive skills.
- Title: King and Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
- Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
- Illustrator: Nancy Myers
- Published: Peachtree Publishers, 2017
- Reviewer: Sue Poduska
- Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
- Grade Level: PreK to 3
- Genre: Early Reader, Mystery
- ISBN: 978-1-56145-877-6