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This is the first in the King and Kayla series and while it's not necessary to read them in order this is a good start to the series. The King and Kayla books are told through the eyes of King, a dog. This adds a large amount of humor to the story as he blunders through attempts to communicate with his human. My kids find these miscommunications particularly hilarious. In this story, Kayla has made some delicious treats for a new puppy and when some go missing she sets out to figure out who took them with King trying to her. I love the way Kayla models problem solving. I adore the relationship between King and Kayla. And I like these as a fun series to hand new readers to gently introduce them to the world of chapter books and mysteries. I'm glad Peachtree offered a review copy that I get to share with my own early readers.
King is a dog, who also happens to be a detective. Kayla is his owner/master and is also a detective. King can't speak or write so how do he and Kayla communicate. Trust, follow the nose and barks seem to do the trick. In this story, Kayla makes special dog treats for her friend's new dog. When three of them go missing, she assumes King ate them. After smelling his breath she realized that he did not eat them, so now they need to solve the mystery. This is a cute beginning chapter book for early readers. they will enjoy the simple story and cute illustrations. This looks like it will become a series for young readers to follow. A great book for school and primary class libraries. Thanks to Peachtree Publishers for the opportunity to read and review this book.