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Nate the Great and the Monster Mess


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Can Nate the Great solve the mystery of the missing Monster Cookie recipe?

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Marjorie Weinman Sharmat has written every Nate the Great book. Martha Weston illustrates both her own as well as other authors' books.


Gr 1-3-When Nate's mom cannot find her recipe for his favorite monster cookies, the boy detective immediately sets out to find it. With the help of his dog, Sludge, Nate combs his home and neighborhood for clues. On his search, the supersleuth questions a cast of characters with whom readers of the series will be familiar, such as Annie, Oliver, and Rosamond. Using his problem-solving skills, Nate is finally able to figure out where the elusive recipe for Strawberry Draculas, Chocolate Frankensteins, and Cinnamon Werewolves was hiding. The short chapters and quick resolution of the mystery will be appreciated by beginning readers. Weston's colorful illustrations, done in the style of the series' original illustrator, Marc Simont, provide visual clues and break up the text nicely. Nate's many fans will eagerly sink their teeth into this treat.-Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Praise for the Nate the Great Series

"Kids will like Nate the Great." --School Library Journal, Starred Review "A consistently entertaining series." --Booklist "Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner." --Publishers Weekly "Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years." --Kirkus Reviews "They don't come any cooler than Nate the Great." --The Huffington Post

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