Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont
     
 

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Nate the Great hates mushy stuff. But when he spies a big red paper heart taped to the outside of Sludge's doghouse, Nate knows he must help out his favorite pooch. Wh has left Sludge a secret valentine?

It's a mystery until Nate finds out his friend Annie is missing a valentine. The case seems easy. Nate is relieved. No more mushy stuff. That's what he thinks.

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Nate the Great hates mushy stuff. But when he spies a big red paper heart taped to the outside of Sludge's doghouse, Nate knows he must help out his favorite pooch. Wh has left Sludge a secret valentine?

It's a mystery until Nate finds out his friend Annie is missing a valentine. The case seems easy. Nate is relieved. No more mushy stuff. That's what he thinks.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-A comical mystery that is sure to delight beginning readers. The predictable tale boasts short, easy-to-follow sentences and familiar characters that will make the young detective's fans feel right at home. Nate takes on a double case here, as he tries to find a missing Valentine and the identity of the sender of a heartfelt message to his dog. Readers will love trying to solve Nate's cases but will be pleasantly fooled by the ``mushy'' ending. The colorful watercolor illustrations complement the text, making this selection just plain fun all year round.-Denise Furgione, Atlantic County Library, Mays Landing, NJ
Carolyn Phelan
In this, his sixteenth book, kid detective Nate the Great tells how he solved two cases at once with the help of his faithful dog Sludge. First case: Who put a valentine ("I LOVE SLUDGE MORE THAN FUDGE") on Sludge's doghouse? Second case: Who swiped the valentine Annie was making for her little brother? Clothed in deerstalker "and" trench coat, Nate visits the scenes of the crimes, gathers clues, interviews witnesses, eats pancakes, and puts his little gray cells to work to solve the mysteries. In the end, Nate retreats to Sludge's doghouse to avoid receiving a mushy valentine. Nate makes a great narrator, his clipped prose mimicking that of the hard-boiled detective genre, providing short, simple sentences for beginning readers, and setting up the deadpan humor. Simont's expressive drawings, tinted with watercolor washes, illustrate the characters and the action with finesse and restraint. A most appealing choice for Valentine's Day reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785755906
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Nate the Great Series
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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When Nate the Great found out annie was his dog valentine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
by the look of the cover.it looked great. but it was not it was disappointing. i do not recommend this book .