"My Name is Buddy. I am a dog. I am also a detective." Buddy is in the school library and kids are taking turns reading with him. While Buddy listens to a ghost story, he hears rustling in the shelves behind him. He turns to look, but doesn't see anyone back there. He hears a book fall. Something smells strange. Not human…not canine, not like anything Buddy has ever smelled before. Could it maybe be the school ghost Buddy has heard so much about? When the child he's sitting with leaves, Buddy goes over to the shelves to investigate…and comes face to face with a mysterious creature that has a long, blue tongue. Buddy fans will cheer as their favorite dog detective solves another case with own great doggy style.
About the Author
Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of numerous books for children. Her books for Albert Whitman & Company include Tank Talbot's Guide to Girls, The Truth About Truman School, and The Buddy Files series. She lives in Coralville, Iowa, with her husband. They have two sons. She can be found online at www.kidswriter.com.
Jeremy Tugeau has a degree in illustration from Syracuse University and has illustrated many books for children. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, Nicole, and two lovely children, Ruby and George.