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Solve the case! Baby Monkey, Private Eye is ready to solve your mystery! Several animals and people need help! Jewels are stolen! Also, gone is a pizza, spaceship and even a clown nose. Baby Monkey looks for clues, writes notes, eats a snack and puts on his pants to solve each case. (He always has trouble with his pants.) Families will enjoy reading each short chapter aloud. The big font is perfect for beginner readers. Children will appreciate the humor, enjoy the monkey's silliness and love solving each mystery. Selznick, a Caldecott medalist, fills each page with detailed black and white illustrations incorporating each clue — a photo on the wall, a sculpture on the table. You might even recognize a few of the famous clues! Who will be captured next? A zebra? Look for the thief on the cover of the newspaper – "Snake Guilty!" A fabulous book for young readers. Enjoy activity and coloring sheets at

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Are you ready to dance? When Buggy asks Horse what he's doing, Horse shares all of his best dance moves while trying to get Buggy to join him. Horse leaps, kicks and even does the "robot" dance to the music in his mind. But Buggy will not dance. She has several excuses why she can't dance until Horse turns on real music to a fun new song. Each page is filled with colorful backgrounds and images of horse shoes, stars, raindrops and more — creating a fun atmosphere for Horse and Buggy to dance! Children will enjoy seeing Horse's hooves moving and Buggy's tiny legs grooving. The word "dance" is repeated over and over and is the perfect word for children to follow throughout the story. This is a wonderful easy reader picture book for the summer. What's your next dance move? Explore more I Like to Read books at your local library.

Join the summer reading program, "Libraries Rock!" for more musical stories and programs.

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