Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery (Jeffrey Bones Series)

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With his bag of detective tools in hand, Detective Jeffrey Bones can solve any mystery. Good thing, because Mr. Green has lost his school bus! Will Detective Bones be able to solve the case? Find out in this Level 3 reader!

Young Detective Jeffrey Bones begins gathering clues when Mr. Green asks for his help finding the school bus he lost while shopping at the mall.

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Overview

With his bag of detective tools in hand, Detective Jeffrey Bones can solve any mystery. Good thing, because Mr. Green has lost his school bus! Will Detective Bones be able to solve the case? Find out in this Level 3 reader!

Young Detective Jeffrey Bones begins gathering clues when Mr. Green asks for his help finding the school bus he lost while shopping at the mall.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
David Adler is probably better known for his Cam Jansen mysteries and biographical series. Now, he has a new young male protagonist—detective Jeffery Bones. In this easy-to-read text, readers meet Bones, his grandfather and a potential new member of the team, Curly, the dog detective. The mystery is one many adults have faced at a large shopping mall—the parked vehicle cannot be located. Using logic, Bones solves the mystery of the missing yellow school bus. There are plenty of amusing illustrations and characters including a balding grandfather, a distraught bus driver—and as should be the case in an early reader—they help kids decode the text. While not quite as exciting as most of the Cam Jansen mysteries this is a good introduction to the mystery genre for beginning readers. A Viking "Easy-To-Read" Level 2 book which features short sentences and simple dialogue. 2004, Viking/Penguin, Ages 5 to 7.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Jeffrey Bones is at the mall with his grandfather when his school bus driver asks for help. Mr. Green has lost his bus and will be in big trouble unless it can be found. By gathering clues and asking the right questions, the young sleuth is able to find the missing vehicle. Beginning readers will enjoy the mystery and the silly puns that Grandpa makes about his grandson's name. While there are not enough clues for children to solve the mystery on their own, they will be satisfied by the boy's quick answer to the puzzle (especially since it makes him look clever and the adult look a little foolish). The bright cartoons show a freckle-faced, round-cheeked youngster with a crop of brown hair. This first book in a new series for beginning readers is sure to be as popular as Cam Jansen is with the chapter-book crowd.-Lynda S. Poling, Long Beach Public Library, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Adler, author of the Cam Jansen series, introduces a new easyreader mystery series with this story about a junior detective named Jeffrey Bones. While shopping at the mall with his grandfather, Jeffrey helps his schoolbus driver locate his missing bus. Jeffrey also finds a friendly dog in a pet store and his grandfather decides to buy the dog-named Curly. The volume's design includes a short line length and plenty of white space surrounding the midlevel, firstperson text, which is divided into short chapters. Illustrations on almost every page follow frecklefaced Jeffrey and his cheerful grandpa, who wears a polkadot shirt and checked pants. The story isn't particularly humorous, and the minimystery is slight, but Jeffrey, Grandpa, and Curly are now established as a team, ready to solve more mysteries. Bones and the Dog Gone Mystery (is the second in the series. (Easy reader. 57)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142410424
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 1/31/2008
  • Series: Jeffrey Bones Series, #1
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 253,557
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 260L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

David A. Adler is the author of more than 175 children's books, including the Cam Jansen Mystery series. He lives in Woodmere, New York.

Barbara Johansen Newman illustrates the Doyle and Fossey books by Michele Torrey. Ms. Newman lives with her husband and three sons in Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

1 My Name Is Bones 5
2 I Was Right 12
3 Green for Mr. Green 16
4 I Needed to Think 20
5 Let's Go Back 24
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