Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Lunchnapper
by Rick DeDonato; Illustrated by Tracy Bishop
Two Lions (April 12, 2016)
Audience: Ages 4 to 7
Fiction * Nature & Natural World
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About the book:
Pipsie and her turtle friend, Alfred, are on the best school tripever—a nature scavenger hunt! The team who finds “Seven Wonders of Nature” first wins. But that isn’t all Pipsie and Alfred have to find. Someone has stolen their PB&Js!
The search is on for the lunch that left, and soon Pipsie and Alfred are following animal tracks and discovering deer, birds, and even some beavers. Can Pipsie make this mystery histor yand finish the scavenger hunt? And hopefully before lunchtime, because Alfred is one hungry turtle!
My thoughts on the book:
Pipsie is back and this time she and her turtle, Alfred, are on a school trip and nature scavenger hunt. While on their nature hunt, Pipsie and Alfred discover that their lunch has disappeared. The two set out to find each of the items including the missing lunch.
Children who enjoy a mystery and discovering things will enjoy this new adventure. As I was reading the book, I wanted to go on my own scavenger hunt. At the end of the book, a few fun facts are included for readers to learn more. Additionally, there is a chart of woodland tracks.
Look for a copy of Pipsie at a local bookstore and plan your own scavenger hunt to celebrate earthday.
About the author:
Rick DeDonato started writing and drawing storybooks for his two kids, Alexis and Matt, when they were little. They’re grown now, but Rick is still creating stories. He is the author of Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Disappearing Caterpillar, illustrated by Tracy Bishop. When he’s not dreaming up new adventures for Pipsie, he’s an award-winning creative director in advertising. Born in New Jersey, he now lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with Nancy McAleer; their two dogs, Tugger and Nacho; and their turtle, Alfred E. Turtle.
About the illustrator:
Tracy Bishop won an art contest in kindergarten, and she’s been creating art ever since. A graduate of San Jose State University, she is also the illustrator of Not the Quitting Kind by Sarra J. Roth and Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Disappearing Caterpillar by Rick DeDonato. She lives in San Jose, California, where she is inspired on a daily basis by her son, husband, and a hairy dog named Harry.
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