Steve Brixton loves
to read the Bailey Boys Mysteries. The series has taught him all he knows
about being a detective, and now, it seems, he has become an amateur private
detective. He's is able to solve mysteries with just a few clues, but
no one takes him seriously...at first.
Then, his favorite
teacher gives his class a weekend assignment and he draws the worst subject
he can imagine: Early American Needlework! Now would you want an assignment
like that? He thinks it will be the most boring weekend ever, but he is
dead wrong. Who could imagine a Saturday afternoon trip to the library
turning into an extraordinary trip into the world of mystery!
First, when the librarian
scans his book, the lights go out, alarms sound, and pandemonium breaks
loose. Then, an armed secret agents with weapons drawn drops from the
skylight. What would you do? Steve ran...right into six other masked agents
coming through the front door. Others crashed through the side windows
as Steve dove for cover.
Can you imagine being
charged with TREASON just because you checked out a book on early American
Needlework! Well, Steve couldn't either! He was dumbfounded when he discovered
who this taskforce of agents were and what happened when he made his getaway.
Mistaken for a REAL private detective, Steve is chased through the story
by highly trained library agents in a prom limosine, a wild bookmobile,
an evil saboteur, and the entire police force. Jump on board for an exciting
adventure toward an extraordinary destination!
You'll need to find
a soft carpet because you'll be rolling on the floor laughing your head
off as Steve and his chum Dana leap from clue to clue trying to solve
this crazy caper of the Case
of the Case of Mistaken Identity. It's a cleverly written, laugh-out-loud
romp, reminiscent of "the old days" when kids sent off boxtops
for detective licenses and lived in books they read.
The Kids' Wings literature
guide invites group discussion, problem solving, deciphering clues, building
your skills, and sliding into an interactive Jeopardy-type game that will
test your powers of surveillance. Teachers who want students to enjoy
the fun of romping through the first of a terrific new mystery series,
will find this first-of-the-series a MUST-have for their class library
and the Kids Wings unit essential to interactive fun and skill-building!
The Activity Guide Contains:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Making Connections: Before Reading Quick Writes and Predict/Read/Confirm
Crossword Puzzle: Character Connections
Think Like a Dog--Classifying Buddy's Characteristics
Crossword Puzzle: Pandemonium in the Library
Map Study: Where in the World is California?
Activities for Visualizing the Chapters through Drawing
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities, Cause and Effect, Inference,
Picture the Idioms
Recalling and Analyzing the Chapters, Discuss and Write
Vocabulary List and Game
Reading Readers Theater from the Book
Comparing and Contrasting Books
Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game!
has created outstanding activities for each novel, units which provide
the latest in integrated curriculum.
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