Fizz and the Police Dog Tryouts (Paperback)
Follow Fizz through his police dog academy tryouts and training to become a dog detective, and on to his first cases.
In FIZZ AND THE POLICE DOG TRYOUTS, Fizz longs for adventure and is determined to go to the Police Dog Tryouts and prove that he can do the job. He's brave, clever and super-fast, but Fizz doesn't look like a police dog. Can he prove that even small, fluffy dogs have what it takes?
Told in simple but very lively language, with lots of playful repetition, short chapters and Stephen Michael King's quirky cartoon-style illustrations throughout, this hilarious and action-packed series is perfect for newly confident readers.
"Fizz's adventures are essentially straightforward whodunits but with imaginative and whimsical glimpses into the canine lifestyle and various riffs on the value of family, friendship, teamwork, and even seeing the strengths in one's rivals-in Fizz's case, a literally massive adversary named Amadeus. The vocabulary and lighthearted themes are accessible to elementary grade readers while providing an engaging story. The experience is enhanced by King's vibrant, well-integrated illustrations, reminiscent of Quentin Blake's work in Roald Dahl's books. VERDICT A bit fluffy, like a sweet-natured lapdog. With all the excited energy of a happy puppy, these books are a fun and furry bunch." -- School Library Journal
"Young readers will love this spunky underdog as he chases his dream ... This ball of fur is a ball of fun." -- NC Teacher Stuff
"After reading FIZZ AND THE POLICE DOG TRYOUTS, newly independent readers will be eager to read the three other simultaneously-published Fizz Police Dog adventures." -- Literacy Daily