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Dot & Jabber and the mystery of the missing stream
Walsh, Ellen Stoll.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Two mice investigate why the stream dried up after a big storm.
General Note:
"Companion book to Dot and Jabber and the Great Acorn mystery."
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.5 0.5 58825.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Central Closed Stacks
PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Last night the rain poured down. Today the stream is empty! Where did the water go? It's a good thing Dot and Jabber are on the case--these mouse detectives love mysteries. Their scrambling search upstream leads to funny encounters with a puddle full of minnows and a snake . . . and to lots of clues. But can the detectives figure out just how those clues fit together?
Ellen Stoll Walsh, creator of the popular Mouse Paint mice, brings us this companion book to Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery. An afterword presents easy-to-understand facts about storms and dams.

Author Notes

ELLEN STOLL WALSH is the author-illustrator of many popular books for children, including the enormously popular Mouse Paint and Mouse Count. She lives in upstate New York.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

When, after a rainstorm, the stream is empty, the eponymous mouse detectives forage for clues in Dot & Jabber and the Mystery of the Missing Stream by Ellen Stoll Walsh, the follow-up to Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery. Mixed-media collage brings the mice to life; an endnote explains storms and dams. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-When the streambed dries up after a storm, the adorable detective mice set out to find the cause. Collecting clues of sticks and leaves, the young heroes ultimately discover what they suspected-a dam built up from the fallen debris. Parading as a simple picture book, this story unobtrusively demonstrates logic, deduction, and problem-solving skills, and teaches a little science along the way. Well-composed cut-paper collages in natural hues illustrate this mystery; the last page enlightens readers about storms and dams. Walsh successfully combines science and good storytelling to create a clever tale that will serve as a good discussion starter.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.