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Trouble Is My Beeswax: A Chet Gecko Mystery (Chet Gecko Mystery #8)

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In these two wisecracking, sidesplitting mysteries from Chet Gecko's tattered casebook, the fourth-grade detective and his punning mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired, keep the peace at Emerson Hicky Elementary. In the first, the two sleuths blow the lid off a cheating ring in Mr. Ratnose's classroom, and in the second, they track down the winning ticket for the biggest, ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 2003)
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Amy
Jun 28, 2008 Amy rated it really liked it
Pretty funny. Kids really like this series. My favorite line---"he ran like a bully with a wedgie: fast and furious"---demonstrates my need to get out more.
Dolly
Feb 01, 2009 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: older children
Shelves: childrens, mystery, 2009
We've read a few of Bruce Hale's books with a Hawaiian theme and since we've been reading chapter books recently and our girls adore geckos, I thought this would be a hit. Well, I was wrong. Our girls just did not get into this story. They don't know anything about tests yet, so a mystery about cheaters didn't interest them. And while I was entertained with the Raymond Chandler-esque style of writing, they just didn't get it. They didn't understand words like dame and couldn't figure out the sub ...more
Ben
Oct 11, 2011 Ben rated it it was amazing
Someone is cheating on a test everyday and Chet Gecko can't see who's cheating on the test and he's doing research on how to cheat on a test and someone is keeping off track to make Chet Gecko confused.
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Apr 09, 2016 Luca rated it it was amazing
That cat was clever, but not clever enough for the gecko on the case of it. The cat made the gecko into the case but never out.
Jake Will
Mar 12, 2008 Jake Will rated it it was amazing
very very exciting,lots of detective stuff
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Oct 04, 2010 Ashley rated it really liked it
One of my favorite series as a kid.
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A serious book addict, Bruce wanted to be a children's book author since he was in 4th grade (right after he got over wanting to be a pirate, Tarzan, and Daniel Boone). Today he's the author-illustrator of over 30 seriously funny books for kids, so some dreams do come true.

The Malted Falcon, one of his Chet Gecko Mysteries series, was an Edgar Award finalist, and Murder, My Tweet won a Little D Aw
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