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Nate the Great and the Big Sniff (Nate the Great #18)

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  395 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Nate, the great detective, depends on his dog, Sludge, to help him solve all of his cases. But Sludge can’t help him this time — Sludge is lost! Lost inside a big department store on a rainy day. Nate frantically searches for his best friend and trusted helper. Salespeople have spotted a wet, slippery, sloppy dog running about. Is Sludge hiding from them? Nate looks high a ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 11th 2003 by Yearling (first published 2001)
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Nathan
EVERYONE CALLS ME NATE BUT WHEN THEY READ THESE BOOKS THEY CALLED ME NATE THE GREAT
Josiah
This book is a well-balanced junior mystery tale that should appeal to readers of all ages. From very early grade school I have been a fan of Nate the Great as a detective, and I think that his mysterious lead very nicely into Donald J. Sobol's Encyclopedia Brown volumes for older kids. Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and her group of associates do a very good job with the Nate the Great books, and I would certainly reccomend them.
Additionally, these volumes do well to encourage and enhance lateral t
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Joseph
A good short chapter mystery book for upper elementary. Lots of scenery and information to take in. Very good illustrations.
Seth
Sludge was lost. Nate had to find him. He was in the cafeteria. It was on of Nates favorite places.
Kcrosland
I think that Nate the great should have left Sludge home because he was buying him a gift. When you buy someone a gift you want to suprise them. Nate was not thinking when he took Sludge with him because when it rain people and animals look for a place to go into. When Nate seen that the line was to long in the store he should have put the bowl down and left maybe Sludge would have still been waiting for him. Nate was sad that he could not find his dog but Sludge was the detective that left his ...more
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
Christina
A fun story with independent, smart, and reliable child characters. The back of the book has good, non-fiction information related to the story. Statistics about found pets and the cost of keeping one are included along with sylish graphs, charts and true stories about lost pets and craft projects that celebrate pet ownership. I wish I had a dog to make a dinner placemat for! Really fun for beginning chapter book readers and all others who relish the idea that our dogs are more intelligent than ...more
Dolly
Sep 15, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a classic "Nate the Great" mystery. It has Nate, his dog Sludge, Annie and her dog Fang, Rosamond and of course, pancakes. What more could you want? Our girls really enjoy these stories.

We've reread this story in a book with ISBN 0440415020 (ISBN13 9780440415022). This version has 32 additional pages of facts about pet ownership, jokes, crafts, and a true story about a lost and then found pet. It was a nice addition to the book.
Tammy  King Carlton
This is Rebekah's new interest - she loves how he calls himself "Nate the Great", and that he has a dog who helps him solve his cases, and of course, that he always eats pancakes when he needs to think. Those of you who know us know that Rebekah and I eat pancakes three to four times a week. It's just how my dad raised me.
Rebecca
This is part of a huge series of Nate the Great books, and all of them are awesome. My mom read these a lot to me when I was little, and I still read them now. Nate is the 11 year old version of Sam Spade, solving neighborhood cases with his dog Sludge, and eating pancakes whenever required.
Lisa Cohn
Michael, age 5, loves Nate the Great books, in part because he loves that these are detective stories. This is a special book because Nate's helper, Sludge the dog, gets lost. Watch Michael's review on YouTube here:
http://youtu.be/InAwzIYfSHk
Kim
Nate the Great has a big problem--he's lost his dog, Sludge! Solving this mystery will be pretty tricky without his trusty sidekick Sludge at his side. Will Nate ever find his best pal in the huge department store?
Kate
Jan 10, 2009 Kate rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kate by: Read for Children's Literature portfolio
Shelves: 2007, age-middlegrade
Eight chapters tell the story of Nate the Great, a boy detective, searching for his dog Sludge, who has gotten lost in a department store. Nate follows clues and uses his knowledge of Sludge’s behaviors to find him.
Sheila
A fun Nate the Great story as he sets out to solve another mystery. My daughter thought these stories were fine, though they were not her favorites.
Kaethe
Nate loses Sludge in a department store.

Library copy.
Becky
Feb 13, 2013 Becky added it
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Transitional chapter book about a spy who has lost his dog.
Becky
May 06, 2013 Becky added it
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Transitional chapter book about a spy who has lost his dog.
Theresa
good early mystery
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Marjorie Weinman Sharmat is an American children's writer. She has written more than 130 books for children and teens and her books have been translated into several languages. They have won awards including Book of the Year by the Library of Congress or have become selections by the Literary Guild.
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