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Sly the Sleuth and the Pet Mysteries (Sly the Sleuth #1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  55 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
There are some strange new pets in Sly's neighborhood: a cat on a diet that keeps getting fatter, a fish that seems angry at its owner, and a peculiar pet named Wilson that suddenly disappears!
Only Sly the Sleuth can solve these mysteries. Grade-schooler by day, private detective by afternoon, Sly (a.k.a Sylvia) uses her sharp wits and reasoning skills to get to the botto
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published March 17th 2005 by Dial
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Oct 12, 2016 ProfCurrier rated it liked it
Nicole Malen
Sly the Sleuth and the Pet Mysteries is a book for third to fourth grade students. This book holds three mystery stories; one about a cat, one about a fish and one about a puppy. In the cat mystery, Sly searches to discover why a cat, on a diet, is gaining so much weight. For the fish mystery, Sly has to discover and understand why a fish would hate his owner. Lastly, in the dog mystery, Sly has to discover why a dog is acting crazy.
I would use this novel to teach students about
Nov 01, 2012 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
This is a fun story that includes three mysteries in one book. We read one mystery each night and laughed at the rhyming connection of all three. The stories are short and the narrative is good for children who are just beginning to read chapter books. The illustrations are cute and complement the story nicely.

We enjoyed reading this book together and will look for the next book in the series, Sly the Sleuth and the Sports Mysteries.
Jeni Enjaian
Before picking this book up I did not realize that this book was written for a much, much younger audience. That being said, the "mysteries" included in this book were not really mysteries but unknown facts about pets that Sly discovered and told the other characters in that particular story. Obviously, this book was not my level in any stretch of the imagination but I still think that the "mysteries" could be written much better. This book was too pedantic to be enjoyable.
Mar 20, 2012 Shacoria rated it it was ok
This is a cute little book. The pictures in it are adorable. The only thing not to like about it is that the third case was not properly explained. It seemed a bit illogical to me. At the beginning it made it seem like Brian's pet was a mouse, but that turned out to not be the case.
Nov 30, 2014 Brandyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: brett
There is a cat that is fat. Sly is wondering why he is fat. Jack has a pet fish. And sly went to the pet shop and she picks up a fish then its happy. When she puts the fish down, it gets mad! I liked the story because
they got to solve cases of animals that live in homes.
Would love to add this to "mysteries" for breakfast book club, but it appears that it's only available in hardcover right now, not paperback. I'm so disappointed. It's an interesting sleuth chapter book, an Enclyclopdia Brown of sorts for today's young readers.
Nov 25, 2014 Diane rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
"I only take cases that are fun. And only cases a cat would care about."

Sylvia "Sly" is a sleuth for hire. In this episode, Sly tackles the reasons behind a fat cat, an angry Wish Fish and a sick puppy.

Good beginning mysteries for early readers.
Bailey Johannes
May 08, 2015 Bailey Johannes marked it as to-read
Had to do with a cute little girl. A lot of mystery books are about boys so i picked this because it was a girl.
Lost booby
Mar 08, 2009 Lost booby rated it it was ok
It was okay, for its logically logical all-about-animals-mysteries. But ( sorry, Donna ) I didn't really like it as much as the other books on my shelf.
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Recommended to Vicki by: Gail Aldous
Shelves: kid-lit
Cute. Aidan might like these, but might be too young.
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Donna Jo Napoli is both a linguist and a writer of children's and YA fiction.

Donna Jo has five children. She dreams of moving to the woods and becoming a naturalist. She loves to garden and bake bread.

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