Max the dog wants to prove that he can catch the thief who's been taking the fruits and vegetables. He wrongly decides that it's a bright blue bug he spots and the chase is on! Children will love trying to figure out where Max will go next and, if my own classroom experience is any indication, they will become very involved in trying to point Max in the right direction.
This book is a great read not only because it's fun but because of the lovely illustrations. I knew I recognized Pierre Pratt's name as the illustrator and it only took a minute to recall some of his other work. If you've read any of the Olaf and Venus books then you're already familiar with his wonderful artwork.
Max is so eager to please that he's sure to appeal to your young readers. I used this title with a class of pre-k four students and they loved it. To any author of children's books, that should be the best review you can receive.
Title: Stop, Thief!
Author: Heather Tekavec
Illustrator: Pierre Pratt
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: August 2014
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