These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!
Rosamond has started a book club called Rosamond’ s Ready Readers. But she claims there’s an evil page monster on the loose. This monster has ripped and ruined a page of the cookbook Rosamond uses to make treats for the club.
Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, go to the next meeting of the book club . . . as undercover detectives. All the members are there. They are reading a book when one of Rosamond’s Ready Readers discovers that a page is missing. Has the evil page monster struck again?
Nate and Sludge know they have a real case. Their search for evidence takes them to Rosamond’s kitchen and to a school book sale where a librarian gives them important clues. Can the pancake-eating detective and his bonemunching partner solve their hungriest case yet?
Rosamond brings Nate the Great another case to solve. In fact she brings him two cases which seem to be connected. Rosamond has started a book club. After the first meeting of Rosamond's Ready Readers, she discovers that her cookbook has a page torn out. She brings a picture of the crime scene to assist Nate and his dog, Sludge, with solving the case. However, at the next meeting, as the group reads a book about Harvard Hedgehog, they find that there is a page missing. Who is damaging the books? Before Nate can bring his skills to bear on the job at hand, he must stop to fortify himself with pancakes. Nate the Great does solve both cases and kids will enjoy trying to figure out the problems right along with him. They will also enjoy the excellent illustrations which are done in the style of Marc Simont. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford