King & Kayla and the Case of the Unhappy Neighbor (Paperback)
Thor is in big trouble. Mr. Gary says he knocked over his trash cans, dug up his garden, and ate some of his vegetables. King and Kayla have to clear Thor's name and find the actual culprit.
Analytical Kayla demonstrates that Thor isn't big enough to knock over heavy trash cans and he doesn't like vegetables. Sensitive King discovers evidence that someone else has been in Mr. Gary's yard—and it's not a dog. Who made Mr. Gary unhappy?
With simple, straightforward language and great verbal and visual humor, the King & Kayla series is perfect for newly independent readers. King and Kayla model excellent problem-solving skills, including working as a team, gathering facts, making lists, and evaluating evidence.
"Meyers's illustrations invite opportunities for the developing reader to investigate alongside King and Kayla, and provide support and intrigue as the case progresses. The text also invites playful read-alouds. . . This newest addition to the Kayla and King series continues the good work of the sleuthing duo, offering readers an opportunity to test their mystery-solving skills and laugh along the way." —The Horn Book Magazine