Dinosaur Reads…


nate the great

Now that I am starting kindergarten in the fall, I have to read certain books over the summer. Mommy is making me start now and I really like the books she borrows from the library.


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Amazon SummaryShortly after a breakfast generously supplied with pancakes, Nate the Great got an urgent call from Annie.

“I lost a picture,” said Annie. “Can you help me find it?”

“Of course,” said Nate. “I have found lost balloons, books, slippers, chickens. Even a lost goldfish. Now I, Nate the Great, will find a lost picture.”

“Oh, good,” Annie said.

Nate, with the cool detachment of a Sam Spade, immediately plunges into his new and baffling case. Getting all the facts, asking the right questions, narrowing down the suspects. Nate, the boy detective who “likes to work alone,” solves the mystery and tracks down the culprit. In the process he also discovers the whereabouts of Super Hex, the missing cat.

Dino Review: Nate likes to solve mysteries. He finds his friend’s picture of a dog. Her brother painted over the picture and that wasn’t very nice.  

Mommy Review: What a cute book, we read it in one sitting, but will have to do more comprehension activities with the book. Maybe a chart for next time…My prediction is…, Nate asked the following people…. and I was wrong/right, the person who did it was….

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Dinosaur Reads… — 9 Comments

  1. Aww, sounds like a very cute book and we have two more weeks of school here. So, I am planning on doing a new book a week too with Emma once school is out. She is only supposed to read one book, but still want her to read more rather then less.

  2. Very cute. That question/answer type of book reminds me of one of T’s old (really old) books called “Are You a Horse?”. It’s a bit young for Dino, but the surprise ending still cracks me up. Looking forward to his next installment!

    • What a great read it was…he loved it. We were able to read it in one night, but that was the ONLY book we read that night. He’s ready for more mysteries now

  3. This looks awesome ++++ I love absolutely anything that is a picture book mystery/ early reader, so this is going on my to read list. Thanks so much for bringing it to our attention on the Kid Lit Blog Hop

  4. I love the way you start your post and I love the enthusiasm of your boy and his mom to read:) how wonderful!!!
    Thank you for introducing “Nate the Grate” to the Kid Lit Blog Hop! It looks like a lovely book.

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