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The Detective Dog

The Detective Dog

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 w... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781509801596
Barcode 9781509801596
Published 14 June 2016 by Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback, Main Market Ed.
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Author(s) By Donaldson, Julia
Illustrated by Ogilvie, Sara
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ISBN-13 9781509801596
ISBN-10 1509801596
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date 14 June 2016
International Publication Date 2 June 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main Market Ed.
Edition Main Market Ed.
Author(s) By Donaldson, Julia
Illustrated by Ogilvie, Sara
Category Award Winning
Natural History, Dinosaurs & Pets
Animal Stories
School Stories
Picture Storybooks
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 288mm
Height: 257mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 491g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 640280

Description of this Book

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, Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Books Are My Bag Readers Awards Children's Award 2016 (UK)
NZ Review A new book by Julia Donaldson is always a cause for celebration, and this latest offering is set to be another classic: a heartwarming celebration of books, libraries, reading and friendship, it's got all the trademark poetry Donaldson is renowned for, vibrantly brought to life by Ogilvie's illustrations. A surefire hit. Huffington Post a celebration of books and libraries, perfect for class reading Angels & Urchins Will make both children and parents smile. Irish Independent A satisfying, action-filled story perfectly told, and Sara Ogilvy's illustrations are full of character. LoveReading4Kids
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include What the Ladybird Heard, Tyrannosaurus Drip and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh. Sara Ogilvie is an award-winning illustrator and printmaker who won the 2011 Booktrust Best New Illustrator Award. The first picture book that she illustrated, Dogs Don't Do Ballet, was also shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In addition to working on her picture books, Sara lectures in Illustration and Graphic Design at Northumbria University and continues to create work that is exhibited worldwide. She is inspired by many things including old second-hand bookshops, old wives tales and trying to spell sounds. Sara lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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