Lindy Blues, Your Nose for News, is stumped when she hears about the missing ice-cream shop. How could Mr. Hoop's Super Scoop go missing and then mysteriously reappear? But the news tip came from one of Lindy's best news sources, Joshua and Amy Becker, and Lindy's news sources are very important to her. Plus, Lindy knows the Beckers would never lie about ice cream. As Lindy sniffs around the neighborhood for clues, she realizes that this might be her toughest scoop yet! Time is running out for her Saturday night news program, and all Lindy has is a story about flowers and their biological clocks. Will she crack the case of the missing ice-cream store in time for the LBN newscast? Tune in to find out!
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DORIAN CIRRONE lives in Davie, Florida. She is also the author of Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You.
LIZA WOODRUFF has illustrated numerous books for children. She lives in Charlotte, Vermont, with her husband, two children, two cats, and a dog.
Grade 1-3–Lindy Blues spends most of her time gathering news for the broadcasts she holds in her garage at 6:00 p.m. every Saturday. At first, the fourth grader is only mildly interested when her friend's sister insists that the new ice-cream shop in town has disappeared. She becomes even less interested when she investigates and finds the shop right where it belongs–the person who reported it missing was on the wrong block. This is hardly the sort of scenario that keeps readers turning pages. Although the book follows the rules for easy chapter books–controlled vocabulary, short chapters, and clear action–it lacks an adequate hook. The full-page black-and-white drawings at the beginning of each chapter and the smaller illustrations scattered throughout add a little interest. However, children looking for a mystery would do better to stick with David Adler's Cam Jansen books (Viking).–Adrienne Furness, Webster Public Library, NY
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Book Description Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0761453237
Book Description Cavendish Square Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110761453237