Released on 07 September 2017.

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The Detective Dog

Book and CD Pack

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For ages 3-5
4.35 based on 175 ratings & 34 reviews on Goodreads.com

2016 Winner

Books Are My Bag Readers Awards Children's Award

Synopsis

There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell.
She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell.

Peter's dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it's finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo on the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work. But Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school's books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There's only one dog for the job . . . and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit!

Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, The Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.

The Detective Dog Book and CD Pack comes with an audio CD, read by actress and singer Floella Benjamin, perfect for reading along.

In the media

To look at, read aloud and listen to, this book is a delight.
The Sunday Times
A superbly illustrated tale of clever canines and library magic in Donaldson's ever-exuberant voice.
Metro
A glorious collaboration by a master of the art and a rising star... Donaldson sets out the rhyming story with characteristic panache, perfectly complemented by Ogilvie's bright and busy artwork.
Guardian