Detective Jeffrey Bones and his grandfather are going to visit Grandpa's friend Sally and help her to bake pies for a big pie making contest. But when they get there, they find Sally, her overly helpful sister, and her sister's dog. . . but no pies! Can Detective Jeffrey figure out where the pies are before it's too late? This Level 3 beginning reader is perfect for your transitional reader with more dialogue, multisyllable and compound words, and a more complex storyline.
Detective Jeffery Bones and Grandpa visit Grandpa’s friend Sally—the best apple pie baker around. Today, she’s practicing for the pie contest held at the county fair. But when it’s finally time to eat the pies, they are nowhere to be found—not in the oven, on the counter, or on the table. Did Sally’s dog Oliver eat them? Detective Jeffery Bones is on the case!
David A. Adler (www.davidaadler.com) is the author of more than 175 children's books. Before becoming an author, he taught math and science and completed master's degrees in marketing and economics. He and his wife have three sons and two grandsons.
Barbara Johansen Newman (www.barbarajohansennewman.com) worked as a puppeteer and puppet maker for many years. She illustrated the Doyle and Fossey books (Dutton) by Michele Torrey and recently authored and illustrated a picture book, Tex & Sugar. She and her husband have three sons.