One morning, while preparing himself a bowl of corn flakes for breakfast, Detective Rooster Rue walks away from the box of cereal to get himself a bowl and milk. When he returns, the cereal is gone! Where could it be?
Now Detective Rooster Rue must try to solve the mystery of the missing cereal and figure out whether there is a thief in the village-and you can help by searching the pictures for clues! Together, you and Detective Rooster Rue can keep the village of Kawasan Zoo Falls safe.
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DETECTIVE ROOSTER RUE
By ROSE G. GEGNER, BRUCE A. GEGNER, MARVIN PARACUELLES
Partridge PublishingCopyright © 2014 Rose G. Gegner
All rights reserved.
Once there was a peaceful village named Kawasan Zoo Falls. A chubby old detective known as Rooster Rue lived there. He was forgetful, and used to wear his reading glasses on his forehead. He was often heard to say, "Huh, interesting". Rooster Rue lived in a colorful village with lots of beautiful flowers in every cottage window of the entire neighborhood. Kawasan Zoo Falls was lush with tropical greenery. The village was home to the most beautiful, gigantic and majestic water fall you could ever imagine.
Detective Rooster Rue lived and worked at home. Early every morning, he went out to his front porch to get his morning newspaper and would always crow, "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!" to wake up the whole neighborhood. He was proud to be a detective, and would always crow out, "Hello my name is Detective Rooster Rue, a detective who always finds the clues!" He would repeat this every morning to the whole neighborhood just in case there were new neighbors who did not know who he was.
Rooster Rue was a very helpful servant to the community. He made sure the villagers of Kawasan Zoo Falls had a safe place to live.
His next door neighbor on the right was friendly Blacky Ducky who always greeted everyone with a "quack quack quack."
His next door neighbor to the left was grocery store owner Miss Pinky Piggy who sold the most delicious 'Yummy in Your Tummy Cherry Jelly'. She was also very friendly and always greeted everyone with an "oink oink oink" from her wide pink snout.
Across the street from the detective's house was a different neighbor, a large bulldog who lived by himself and always looked suspicious. He would always growl whenever he saw the detective.
Then there were the two milk cows down the street. They always mumbled and said "Moo, Moo". They looked like they were always chewing something, but they were very friendly too.
There was also Rico, a Pouty Parrot who was always looked grouchy and annoyed by Detective Rooster Rue when he announced himself to the neighborhood every morning. Rico the Pouty Parrot lived in a tree for his house, and always looked down on the residents of Kawasan Zoo Falls as they went about their business.
At the far end of the village there was a small jungle area where a poor young mongoose named Mongoose Bruce lived alone, not too far away from the villagers. He mostly kept to himself and the rest of the village had no idea that he existed.
One morning Rooster Rue was reading his morning papers and something made him STOP!
He was startled! He jumped off his chair and said to himself, "What are those strange noises I hear? It sounds like they are coming from right here in my kitchen!"
Since he was a detective he was determined to solve the mystery of what the strange noises were. He heard them again. They sounded like "rumble, rumble." He looked around to find where they were coming from but there was nothing there. Then he heard the noises again. "Rumble, rumble." This time he looked straight down and realized they were coming from his stomach. Looking at his stomach made him realize he was hungry ...
"The noise I heard is coming from my stomach. My stomach is growling!" And he thought to himself, "I must be very hungry."
"Ahah!" he said, "Another mystery solved! I am such a good detective! Since I am so hungry I guess it's time for me to make myself some breakfast." Up he went toward his food pantry very excited and saying, "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo ... I solved another clue!"
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