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Little Wolf : forest detective
Whybrow, Ian.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
104 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Through a series of letters to his parents, Little Wolf relates his adventures as a member of Yelloweyes Forest Detective Agency, crime solvers of the Frettnin Forest, as they investigate a series of mysterious disappearances.
Reading Level:
800 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.2 1.0 53489.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.9 4 Quiz: 25876 Guided reading level: N.
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Little Wolf, Yeller, Normus Bear, and Stubbs Crow have started the Yelloweyes Forest Detective Agency, and they're hot on the trail of a thief who is kidnapping brute beasts from Frettnin Forest. Meanwhile, Little's search for the ghost of Uncle Bigbad continues with help from an investigator his parents have hired -- Furlock Holmes-Wolf. Will Little solve the Case of the Kidnapped Dead Uncle? Can he figure out the Case of the Vanishing Brute Beasts in time?

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In the fourth book in the series that began with Little Wolf's Book of Badness, Little Wolf, Forest Detective by Ian Whybrow, the hero and his friends join forces, creating The Yelloweyes Forest Detective Agency (YFDA). The sleuths must prove their worth when an elusive suspect prompts Little Wolf's father to hire a "professional" detective, Furlock Holmes-Wolf. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-A continuation of the series begun in Little Wolf's Book of Badness (Carolrhoda, 1999). Here, baby animals are disappearing from the forest and it is up to Little Wolf, his brother Smelly Breff, and Stubbs the Crow to crack the case. Together they form the Yellow Eyes Detective Agency. As the investigators stumble across increasingly bizarre clues, Little Wolf sends letters about his adventures home to his parents. These notes, full of misspellings, alarm the little wolf's father so much that he is compelled to send a "real investigator" to bail the group out. The story is aimed at beginning chapter-book readers, but Little Wolf's cobbled-together language may be difficult for them to follow at first. Visual aids are offered in the form of scrawlings and scribblings from the talented artist. A good sense of adventure may keep otherwise confused readers rushing along to the end. Dav Pilkey fans might find this comical tale a good gap filler while waiting for the next "Captain Underpants" (Scholastic).-Alison Kastner, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.