• Title: The Powder Puff Puzzle (Polka Dot Private Eye)
  • Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Released: 1987-11-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 80
  • ISBN: 044047180X
  • ISBN13: 978-0440471806
  • ASIN: 044047180X
From School Library Journal ea. vol: illus. by Blanche Sims. (Polka Dot Private Eye Series). Dell. 1987. pap. $2.50. LC number unavailable. Grade 2-5 In the first book, a situation that is a crisis for most children is brought to a happy conclusion by two affable children. Powder Puff, Dawn's cat, jumps out of her arms and into a car. Dawn and her friend Jason have only two cluesa jelly cookie and part of a license plate numberto help them to solve the mystery of the missing cat. Ever-resourceful Dawn perseveres, thinks through the clues, and finds her cat. In the second book, Dawn finds a purse that is claimed by three different children. Inside the purse is a shopping list, some sandy grit that looks like cookie crumbs, and 17 cents. By asking questions and thinking, Dawn discov ers some answers. Nothing heady about this mystery, just a nice steady pace and likable characters. With con trolled vocabulary and entertaining il lustrations, these are easy, pleasant reading. Just the stuff for reluctant or newly independent readers. Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Va.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From the Publisher Dawn Bosco freezes in horror as her cat Powder Puff jumps out of her arms and into a car. Before Dawn can stop it, the car drives away. Poor Powder Puff!

This is a job for Dawn, the Polka Dot Private Eye--and she's ready. The only clues she has, she tells her friend Jason, are a jelly cookie, part of a license plate number, and a long pole. Can Dawn and Jason solve the mystery of the missing meow?

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