King and Kayla and the Case of Found Fred

Written by Dori Hillestad Butler
Illustrated by Nancy Meyers

Kayla really needs to learn to speak – or at least understand – dog-lish. Because King often has all the answers for solving the mysteries they confront. In the latest installment of the King and Kayla series, they are trying to figure out where a stray dog came from. Kayla quickly realizes he is not a stray because he knows tricks. King gets his name – Fred – and clues to his family’s location. Not until King has a chance to show Kayla the answer is Fred reunited with his family.

Kayla’s well thought out approach to problem solving is an excellent model for readers to learn. She always lists what they know and what they need to discover to solve the mystery. Plus, she has fun while she helps the lost dog. Outstanding illustrations accompany every page, helping to draw the reader into the story. They can truly feel the fun to be had a vacation lake.

  • Found FredTitle: King and Kayla and the Case of Found Fred
  • Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
  • Illustrator: Nancy Meyers
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company Inc., 2019
  • Reviewer: Sue Poduska                                                                                                                                             
  • Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
  • Grade Level: 2 to 4
  • Genre: Fiction Chapter Book, Mystery
  • ISBN: 978-1-68263-052-5

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