The Case of the Fire Alarm (Buddy Files Series #4)

The Case of the Fire Alarm (Buddy Files Series #4)

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by Dori Hillestad Butler, Jeremy Tugeau
     
 

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Buddy starts work as a therapy dog at his new family's school, but when the fire alarm is pulled one day, he must investigate to see who made the false alarm and why.See more details below

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Buddy starts work as a therapy dog at his new family's school, but when the fire alarm is pulled one day, he must investigate to see who made the false alarm and why.

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Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Who pulled the fire alarm? Buddy must gather the evidence to find the answer. Buddy is a canine that is adopted by Connor and his mother. This dog detective begins his duty as a therapy dog at Four Lakes Elementary School where Connor's mother is the principal. His first day as a therapy dog is interrupted when the fire alarm goes off and it is a false alarm. The canine detective's first order of business is assisting the humans in tracking the person who pulled the alarm. He sniffs out the clues and the truth with his detecting skills and some dog sense. The four-legged detective carefully considers the evidence and the list of suspects. He confers with his friends Jazzy, Mouse, and Cat with No Name to figure who is responsible for pulling the alarm. This adventure is filled with doggy humor, fun, and mystery as Buddy tells the story from his point of view. This case is the fourth one in "The Buddy Files" detective series. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
Kirkus Reviews

The friendliest and smartest golden retriever on the planet is ready for his next detective mystery, exuberantly jumping in with all paws to discover who pulled the school fire alarm. Buddy, detective dog extraordinaire, is thrilled to become the "therapy dog" at his boy Connor's school when Connor's mom takes him with her to work there. Buddy likes his new job so much that he swears off mysteries until the fire alarm frightens everyone out of the school. Yet there's no fire: Who pulled the alarm? Three very different students might be the culprit. Buddy tracks down clues that help young readers unravel the mystery. Even if Buddy can't communicate with humans as well as he'd like, he feels victorious when the mystery is solved. Buddy has plenty of his animal friends in the neighborhood, and his enthusiasm for every activity and food item he encounters is manifest: Each and every one is his "favorite." Tugeau's sweet line drawings bring Buddy and friends to life, while Butler keeps the story entertaining and sometimes suspenseful. A solid addition to the series. (Mystery. 6-9)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807509135
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Buddy Files Series, #4
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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