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The Underdogs are on the case!
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THE UNDERDOGS CATCH A CAT BURGLAR by Kate & Jol Temple is the first in a new series about the Underdog Detective Agency and their newest recruit Fang. Growing up in Dogtown as a cat wasn't the easiest on Fang. While she learned all the things her dog friends learned, she wasn't very good at them. Now that she is all grown up, Fang is looking for a job that she will be good at. Luckily for her the Underdog Detective Agency needs a detective who can go undercover. A mystery is a foot, things are going missing, and the only clue is a wet paw print that looks suspiciously like a cat. Can Fang catch the burglar and guarantee her spot on the detective agency?

What I Loved:
This was such a fun read! Fang is a streetwise cat with one eye, raised amongst dogs and knows her way around town. Barkley and the others of the detective agency are all dogs and a little skeptical of their feline coworker. However, I love that Barkley is willing to give her a chance despite not looking the part.

The writing is perfect for the age group it is marketed for. It is easy to read, engaging, and full of humor. The illustrations are full page and add to the story rather than detract. Smart sleuths will pick up on clues in the illustrations and text. The chapters are short, well delineated, and will encourage newly independent readers to tackle the story on their own. For those not ready to read by themselves just yet, the book would be a fun read aloud. Be prepared for giggles galore!

Final Thoughts: Fans of The Bad Guys will devour THE UNDERDOGS CATCH A CAT BURGLAR and beg for more.
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