King & Kayla and the Case of Found Fred
Written by Dori Hillestad Butler
Illustrated by Nancy Meyers
King and Kayla are on vacation at Grandma’s house when they find a lost dog. What does Kayla know? This dog doesn’t have a collar or any tags. He can sit, lie down, and shake hands. No one around here knows who he is. What does King know? The dog’s family is staying at a campground. Can they figure out who he is and where his family is? How can they help him find his family? King and Kayla must use what they know to solve the mystery.
King & Kayla and the Case of Found Fred is the fifth addition to the award-winning King & Kayla series from Dori Hillestad Butler about a lovable dog who helps his human girl solve mysteries, told from the dog’s point of view. With the perfect touch of humor and a new easy-to-follow mystery to solve in every book, this dynamic duo is sure to engage and amuse emerging independent readers. Children can practice their problem-solving skills and critical thinking as they follow along with King to help Kayla find clues that will solve the mystery. Find out more about the whole series (and find some fun activities sheets!) on the King & Kayla series page.
“Simple, clean, line-drawn and digitally colored illustrations depict happy, lovable animals and a diverse cast of humans…. This fast-paced mystery is a fun addition to this series for new readers.” —Kirkus Reviews
Also, learn more from Peachtree’s Vice President Kathy Landwehr, editor of the King & Kayla series, about the world of early readers, and the gap in book selection that King & Kayla fills, in this post.