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Veggie Tales: Slobfather (Mess Detectives) [Hardcover]

By Doug Peterson (Author) & Big Idea Design (Illustrator)
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Item description for Veggie Tales: Slobfather (Mess Detectives) by Doug Peterson & Big Idea Design...

Young readers can join the Mess Detectives, Bob and Larry, and other VeggieTales* on an adventure that will help them learn the importance of telling the truth. Full color.

Publishers Description
Case #101--1:25 pm Veggie detectives, Bob and Larry, are called to the scene of a messy crime already in progress. But they arrive too late---the bedroom of Junior Asparagus is already seriously messy. It s time to uncover the messy truth. Who did it? Was it Junior? Or could it have been a gang of nasty Slobsters, led by the notorious Slobfather---the mastermind of all messes? Kids will enjoy being a part of the investigation as they find out who s really behind the whole messy mystery. Children will laugh and learn with their favorite friends from VeggieTales as they discover the importance of telling the truth. Big Idea Productions: Sunday morning values, Saturday morning fun Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls."

Awards and Recognitions
Veggie Tales: Slobfather (Mess Detectives) by Doug Peterson & Big Idea Design has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Gold Medallion Book Awards - 2004 Winner - Preschool Children category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Veggie Tales: Slobfather (Mess Detectives) by Doug Peterson & Big Idea Design has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2004 page 355
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2004 page 355

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Zonderkidz
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 7.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 15, 2003
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  4-8
Series  Mess Detectives  
ISBN  0310707021  
ISBN13  9780310707028  
UPC  025986707026  

Availability  0 units.

More About Doug Peterson & Big Idea Design

Doug Peterson Doug Peterson is a Gold-Medallion-winning author with a storied writing career. He is a versatile writer and the author of 60 books, including three historical novels with Bay Foresta The Disappearing Man, The Puzzle People, and The Vanishing Woman.After writing for the VeggieTales series, Doug made a successful transition to historical novelist. He has emerged as a popular author and speaker on history, doing events at the Museum of Man in San Diego, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Malone University in Canton, and numerous schools in Illinois, Ohio, and Tennessee.In addition, The Disappearing Man was selected by Canton, Ohio, for its 2011 One Book, One Community program. Doug is currently working with an actress/director on her first-person portrayal of Ellen Craft, heroine of his latest novel, The Vanishing Woman. Ellen Craft, a light-skinned slave, escaped in 1848 by posing as a white man, while her husband pretended to be her slave.Other highlights of Doug's writing career include: a cents Author of 42 books for the popular VeggieTales seriesa cents Co-storywriter for the best-selling VeggieTales video, Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weeda cents Science writer for the University of Illinois for over 30 yearsa cents Author of over 500 stories and articles published in more than 20 magazinesa cents Author of a The Career of Horville Sash, a a popular short story made into a music video featuring Grammy-winner Jennifer Warnesa cents Co-writer of a Roman Ruins, a an episode in the bestselling line of How to Host a Murder party gamesDoug lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife Nancy (a therapist for over 30 years), and they have two grown sons. His next novel, due out in 2013, will deal with Civil War spies and submarines.You can find him on Facebook under a Doug Peterson Author.a Also, check out his website and a History By The Slicea blog at:"

Doug Peterson currently resides in Johnson City.

Doug Peterson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Berlin Mysteries
  2. Big Idea Books
  3. Big Idea Books / Larryboy
  4. Larryboy
  5. VeggieTales (Zonderkidz)
  6. VeggieTown Values

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detectives
3Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > Ages 9-12
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Fiction > Mystery
5Books > Subjects > Teens > Religion & Spirituality > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Veggie Tales: Slobfather (Mess Detectives)?

A must have  Nov 2, 2006
My daughter received this book as a gift and loves it. As an adult I love to read it to her. We never get tired of the silliness or message.A must have on my childrens book list.
Great For Teaching Everybody About Telling the Truth!  Jan 3, 2005
I own this book because it's the perfect way for telling the truth and why we shouldn't lie. I strongly recommend this book for kids, but I also suggest it for teens because I myself lied and I won't do it again. There are three reasons why I like it:

1. It kind of has a replica of certain detective agencies and the desk, desk lamp, and the trench coat Larry is wearing are some examples

2. It's silly and it can keep you laughing for hours like the way Larry drives the police car and Bob does some things that makes kids laugh like hitting his head on the roof of the car. There's also another funny moment: when Larry blew his nose in his notepad! Ha, ha, ha!

3. It teaches kids an important lesson about telling the truth so that Junior Asparagus (and kids and especially teens) can never lie again. Not ever.

This book is perfect for kids aged four to eight, but even the entire family can enjoy it, too!
Great for teaching about lying!  May 13, 2004
As a teacher of first grade, I can honestly say that this book is a wonderful tool for teaching children about the messes that lies create in our lives. This book is extremely silly so the subject of lying is more approachable by children. My four-year-old niece pretends to read this story to me every day and we just love it!

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