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Nate the Great and the Sticky Case (Nate the Great #5)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  307 ratings  ·  18 reviews
These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!

A stegosaurus stamp belonging to Nate's friend Claude disappears, and the indomitable Nate the Great is called in on the case. At first, even Nate is stumped -- the stamp has just vanished w
Paperback, 80 pages
Published May 15th 1981 by Yearling (first published 1978)
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Lisa Cohn
Our book lover, Michael, age 6, loves all the Nate the Great books, because they're mysteries full of dry humor. His favorite line in his book is "This is your biggest loss yet!" That's what Nate, the detective, tells Claude, when Claude says he's lost a dinosaur. Watch Michael's review (in a bouldering gym) here:
Kristine Pratt
Nate the Great is on the case again, this time looking for a missing stamp.

As usual I love the voice, the characterization, and the wildly engaging story. Yep, this series is just as great as Nate is.

One question though. Not to sound too much like a parent, but is it really a good idea for a kid to swap his shoes for a pair of slippers at a rummage sale? Sorry, I was picturing some mom freaking out in the background doing the "But where are your SHOES?" thing complete with high pitched frantic g
Arlene Rodriguez
Loved it as a guided reading book for my low third graders. They are now writing a summary by creating a comic strip!!! Super exciting :D
Michelle. D.
Nate the Great books aren't that great. I hated them when I was a kid, yet I would always read them.The endings of the books were always the same, they figured out what or who did it. And where are Nate's parents? They just let their son walk around everywhere and question people. That is very irresponsible of them. Nate the Great books always made me fall asleep and always wasted my time. I would not recommend this book to anyone, especially little kids. If kids want real mystery, they should r ...more
Vanessa Peavy
I read this book to my son who is in the first grade. He liked it! I enjoyed reading this book because of the dialogue between the characters in the story.
This book is great to help children in sequence of events their own stories. Its great for making and learning about predictions.
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I love love love love love love love love this book. Seriously. LOVE THIS BOOK. Of all the Nate the Greats (and I do love all of them), this is my favorite one.

The cats, the stamp, the dinosaurs, there is NOTHING but wonderment and joy in this book. Whenever I find it on a shelf, I stop what I'm doing, pull it out, sit down and read it. At 37, this holds as true a statement as when I was 27, 17, or even 7.

Seriously, my favorite NtG story.
Brittany Tidwell
I love this book for J-L readers. There is a lot of tier 2 and 3 vocabulary words that the students will be able to access. The pictures are closely aligned with the words and plot, that will enable the students to figure out the words on their own. It is a fun read, and everyone enjoys a great comical mystery.
Sep 18, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is another good book in the "Nate the Great" series. Our youngest just loves them, though I find them a bit corny for my taste. Good old fashioned detective work solves this mystery, though it is obvious from the beginning how it is going to end.
Nate the Great goes to the yard sale. Nate the Great needs pip's shoes because the stamp is under one of the shoes. He found the stamp. It was raining. The rain made the stamp sticky.
when i first seen this book i knew i had to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was the first Nate the Great book my five and six-year old sons and I read. We liked it... Nate the Great is pretty great.
Not as awesome as I remember from 25 years ago. Will introduce the rest to Rory when she can read them herself.
My 6 year old read this by himself and says it only gets 3 because he didn't really like it.
A nice Nate the Great story, as Nate and his trusty dog try to solve another case.
My oldest daughter and I read this together.
Not very fun, kind of boring.
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