These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and someone is eating the flowers in Nate the Great’s garden. A green tortoise is slowly, slowly stepping across the lawn, and Nate is slowly, slowly following him. Where does Nate’s green guest truly belong? It may take all of Nate the Great’s patience and sharp eyesight to find out slowly.
<p>Mrs. Udry’s first book, <em>A Tree Is Nice</em>, illustrated by Marc Simont, won the 1957 Caldecott Award for the most distinguished American picture book. Mrs. Udry is also the author of <em>Glenda</em>, <em>Let’s Be Enemies</em> (also illustrated by Maurice Sendak), <em>Mary Ann’s Mud Day</em>, <em>The Mean Mouse and Other Mean Stories</em>, and <em>Thump and Plunk</em>.</p>