Night of the Living Dogs (Chicagoland Detective Agency Series #3)

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Night of the Living Dogs (Chicagoland Detective Agency Series #3)

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
Raf and his friend Megan have their own detective agency. Raf also likes to tinker with inventions and invented a three-dimensional virtual reality without headpieces. Unfortunately, he is young and game companies do not pay any attention to him. There is also a talking dog named Bradley, who plays a big part in the story. They get their first call at the agency and are asked to find a missing puppy. When meeting Rhonda, the owner of the lost puppy, they also meet her younger brother, Davey, who is acting very strange. A stray dog shows up at the door and Rhonda decides to take care of it. As Raf, Megan, and Bradley start off on the search, Bradley tells them that the stray dog that showed up at the house was really not a dog. He could tell by the smell. Their search continues until Raf and Megan find a meeting of the stray dogs and then are surrounded by the vicious dogs. Just in time, there is an eclipse of the moon, and all the stray dogs turn into boys. The adventure grows from there and Raf's inventions help them solve the mystery. This book is written in graphic novel style, which is a favorite of mine. Both good readers and reluctant readers enjoy them and the illustrations add much to the enjoyment and understanding of the text. I love a book with a surprise ending and this one gave it to me. Part of the "Chicagoland Detective Agency" series. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
Kirkus Reviews
It may not sound like a compliment, but the talking dog isn't nearly the oddest thing in this gloriously odd mystery book. Anyone watching American television would have to conclude that being a detective is the easiest job in the world. People are always solving crimes in their spare time: Mystery writers, doctors and the occasional district attorney solve murders when they come home from work. In that tradition, Robbins offers two kid detectives, Megan and Raf, and Raf's talking dog, Bradley. Megan is a poet. Raf invents toys. And Bradley, of course, is the smartest of them all. As unlikely as the plot may seem--it involves a missing puppy, a robot squirrel and a pack of dogs that appears only at the full moon--it's hugely entertaining. Every non sequitur makes the story funnier, and the squirrel is hilarious. (His packaging says, "He picks up peanuts with his little robot paws!") There's only one serious flaw: Megan writes haiku. Several literary magazines refuse to publish haiku, and this comic proves them all right. The best poem reads: "O moon, where'd you go? / You never write, never phone. / At least, a postcard?" But the plot is gripping even at its goofiest, and there are a few genuine surprises. No story can justify the presence of haiku, but this comic book comes remarkably close. (Graphic mystery. 9-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761346166
  • Publisher: Graphic Universe
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: Chicagoland Detective Agency Series, #3
  • Pages: 60
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: GN440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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