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The Case of the Dumb Bells

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Doorbells are mysteriously ringing all over the neighborhood. The four private eyes are in for some surprises -- like burning cakes, overflowing bathtubs and a phone that doesn't ring -- on the invisible ringer's trail. But the culprit turns out to be the biggest surprise of all!
Paperback, 64 pages
Published April 7th 1982 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 1966)
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Tubby, Skinny, Snitch, and Wizard are detectives. And as detectives, they decide that it would be helpful to have a means of talking to one another while working on cases. So they buy two phones, which Skinny hooks up with a few spare wires he finds lying around the house. They work perfectly!

But the next day, strange things begin happening. The doorbells at each of the boy’s houses start going off when no one is pressing them – and the boys’ parents are not happy. But is it really the boys’ fau
Mar 06, 2009 Dolly rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2009, childrens, mystery
I've really enjoyed Crosby Bonsall's stories for children, but this one misses the mark. Perhaps it's the antiquity of the telelphone or perhaps it's the dialogue, but whatever it is, the book disappoints. Our girls just didn't understand the storyline very well and it didn't have the cohesiveness and classic camaraderie of some of the other stories.
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Although Bonsall studied at New York University School of Architecture and the American School of Design, she is most known for her children's books.

Her career as a children's author started as a doodle on her drawing board. Later, a doll manufacturer purchased the rights to her orange-haired, freckle-faced rag doll who later became a character in her first book, The Surprise Party.

Bonsall died in
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