The Detective Dog

Rhymes, crimes and a dog who loves stories. Julia’s latest funny book is a tail-wagging delight! Maybe you have a dog who’s great at begging for treats or chasing sticks. Peter’s dog, Nell, has a talent for sniffing out clues. Who does the lost shoe belong to? Who did a poo on the new gravel path? Nell’s nose knows! But Nell doesn’t just love sniffing out mysteries. She adores stories. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to the children as they read. So when all the school’s books disappear, it’s a case for Detective Dog Nell!

  • A hilarious new rhyme from top talent Julia Donaldson
  • Jaunty, charming artwork from rising star Sara Ogilvie
  • A wonderful celebration of books, reading – and dogs!
  • “This book is a delight” – The Sunday Times

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    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

    Awards

    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

  • Awards

    Sara Ogilvie was named a Booktrust Best New Illustrator in 2011.

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