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Overview When Annie's dog Fang goes missing, Nate the Great takes on the case in this illustrated beginning reader mystery with detective tips and activities. Children's BOMC. Teacher's Guide. Reprint.
Publishers Description Nate the Great needs your help. Annie's dog, Fang, is missing! That's what Nate discovers when his friends throw him a surprise Happy Detective Day party. Where is Fang? As you and Nate track down clues--Fang was learning tricks for the party; he was seen running away from two tiny poodles and following a lady wearing fluffy-bunny shoes--Nate will share his expert detective skills with you so you can sharpen your sleuthing talents.
"Celebrating the 25th anniversary of this popular series, . . . fans will find a puzzle to solve in the dedication, an empty chair at Nate's Detective Day party (where his friends invite the reader to join them), Nate's personal tips on detection, and his recipes for pancakes. Another success for Nate, Sharmat, and Simont."--Booklist
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat is the author of all the Nate the Great books.
Marc Simont is a recipient of the Caldecott Medal and has illustrated all of the Nate the Great mysteries. Chapter Two: Where Is Fang?
"Where is Fang?" I asked.
"He ran away," Annie said.
Rosamond nodded. "Now you have a new case," she said. "Nate the Great Finds Fang."
I, Nate the Great, did not want to do that.
Fang's teeth get bigger every day.
Esmerelda spoke up.
Esmerelda is wise.
"Nate can't solve cases today. This is his day off."
"No problem," I said. "I will teach all of you how to be a detective. I will teach you how to find Fang. Come in."
What would you do first to find Fang?
I, Nate the Great, said to Annie, "First you have to remember. Remember if there was anything different about Fang today. Any reason why he might run away. Then remember where you last saw him. Remember what he was doing. Remember who was there."
Annie said, "I got Fang ready for the party. I didn't have time to give him a bath. So I feather-dusted him."
"You feather-dusted him?"
"Yes. It makes his fur nice and clean."
Would you want to be a feather-dusted dog? Do you think that Fang ran away from Annie because she dusted him? When somebody is missing, think about why. Put yourself in a dog's shoes. Paws. Whatever.
"Very well," I said. "Fang is clean. What else?"
"Fang was going to do a trick for your party," Annie said. "I have been teaching him commands."
"I've got a rhyming book for dogs. Each line is a new command. The first is Do a trick. The second line is Lick, lick, lick. Then there's a new rhyme. Stop and wait. Go to the gate. Then there's another rhyme. Go to the park and--
"Ho hum," Rosamond said. "My cats can do all sorts of tricks."
"Well, Fang knows all the rhymes," Annie said. "But he mixes them up. When I say the first line he does the second. Instead of tricks, he licks, licks, licks." Annie grinned. "But I solved that problem. I just say the second line. Lick, lick, lick. And then Fang does the trick!"
"Good thinking," I said.
"Yes," Annie said. "And it works for all the rhymes. Like gate and wait and--"
"Ho hum again," Finley said.
Are dog rhymes and feather-dusting clues? I don't know yet. If you know, then perhaps you have already solved the case. And I, Nate the Great, will need to take detective lessons from you.
I looked at Annie. "Where is the last place you saw Fang?"
"Well, Harry, Fang, and I were on our way to your house. We were at the corner of Dartmouth Street and Oakdale Street. All of a sudden two tiny poodles came up to Fang. They started to bark. Fang looked surprised. So I tried to shoo the poodles away. I barked right back at them. Bark! Bark! Bark!"
"Then what?" I asked.
"Then Fang ran off," Annie said. "He ran down Dartmouth Street. We went after him, but he was too fast."
"Was he running after the poodles?" I asked.
"No, they just stood there. I think he was running away from them."
"Let me get this straight," I said. "Fang is ten times bigger, stronger, and toothier than two tiny poodles. And he was afraid of them?"
"Yes," Annie said.
You have a job to do. Get a piece of paper and draw a picture of a huge, fangy dog running away from two tiny poodles. Then print below it: "What is wrong with this picture?"
From the Hardcover edition.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.69" Width: 5.21" Height: 0.19" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2000
ISBN 0440413818 ISBN13 9780440413813 UPC 071009004504
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More About Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & Marc Simont
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat has written more than 130 books for children and young adults, as well as movie and TV novelizations. Her books have been translated into twenty-four languages. The award-winning Nate the Great series, haled in Booklist as "groundbreaking," has resulted in Nate's real-world appearances in many New York Times crossword puzzles, sporting a milk mustache in magazines and posters, residing on more than 28 million boxes of Cheerios, and touring the country in musical theater. Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and her husband, Mitchell Sharmat, have also coauthored many books, including titles in both the Nate the Great and the Olivia Sharp series. Mitchell Sharmat, a graduate of Harvard University, has written numerous picture books, easy readers, and novels, and is a contributor to many textbook reading programs. He is best known for the classic Gregory, the Terrible Eater, a Reading Rainbow Feature Selection and a New York Times Critics' Pick. In Mitchell Sharmat's honor, The Sharmat Collection, displaying the books he has written, was established at the Harvard Graduate School of Education by the Munroe C. Gutman Library. Jody Wheeler developed a greater-than-average interest in children's books at an early eage. having been influenced and encouraged by her great-aunt Opal Wheeler, a prolific writer of books for young readers in the 1950s. Since being trained as a fine artist and educator, Jody has enjoyed working on projects ranging from picture books to educational texts and magazines, and from greeting cards to coloring books. Jody Wheeler divides her time between Manhattan and Siesta Key, Florida.
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Nate the Great and Me: The Case of the Fleeing Fang (Nate the Great)?
Cool Nov 29, 2005
It was so cool, I think other kids would like this book. I kind of knew how it was going to turn out at the end. Sludge was my favorite charactor because he can smell very well.
Nate the Great by Rachel Dec 8, 2001
I really like mystery and suspense. Its a very good story. I really like the detective tips! Nate the Great helps me be a better detective!
Nate the Great and Me was terriffic fun Jul 1, 2001
This Nate the Great issue was terriffic. My boys were entertained and excited to participate with Nate and the gang. They hung on every word and eagerly answered the questions. My boys were so proud to be declared detectives. Now they want the rest of the series. I highly reccommend it!!