King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats / by Dori Hillestad Butler ; Illustrated by Nancy Meyers. 10.11.2018

Peachtree Publishers ISBN 9781561458776

PRI K-Grade 2 Rating: 4

King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats by Dori Hillestad Butler is a short chapter book with illustrations that is ideal for beginning readers, as well as an appealing mystery story for early elementary students.

King is a dog explaining the Case of the Missing Dog Treats from his point of view. He loves the dog treats his friend Kayla is making, but he must share this time. When some go missing the thought is King has taken them. He has not, so he is determined to find out who has taken the treats and clear his name. King wants to prove he is not a bad dog.

Readers will be eager to find out what happens next as the story holds their interest to the end. King is a lovable dog, and readers will feel for him and hope he can solve the case and prove he is a good dog. Problem–solving skills are also presented as the mystery progresses through the book.

Colorful illustrations by Nancy Meyers throughout the book go along perfectly with the story. These are nice visuals adding details to the storyline and depth for the reader.

Did King really gobble up the treats he loves so much instead of sharing? Or does he find who actually took the missing dog treats? Find out all the answers in this adorable mystery perfect for beginning readers.

Charity R. Bartley Howard, CLJ