Collins Big Cat – Pet Detectives: The Ball Burglary
The Pet Detective has his work cut out when his favourite football goes missing. With his dog, Rooney, he sets out to follow the clues; an open window; a missing football; a dirty big footprint; a bubblegum wrapper and a rustle in the bushes. It isn’t long before the Pet Detective has located the culprit.
• Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters.
• Text type – A story by the same author.
• A storyboard on pages 22 and 23 provides an opportunity for children to retell the story in their own words.
• Curriculum links – Citizenship: Animals and us.
• Tortoise Trouble is another Pet Detective story by Jana Hunter in the Collins Big Cat series.
• This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.