Nate the Great and the Stolen Base

Written by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Illustrated by Marc Simont

Reviewed by Nicole S (age 8)

This book is about a boy named Nate who is a detective. He looks for an octopus that is purple and slimy. He thinks that a dog named Fang ate it. Nate has lots of clues but he can't think without some pancakes first. He has to leave a note at home so his mom knows where he is. The funny thing about his note is that his cursive is very messy.

I like this book because there are a lot of mysteries in each one. I think this book is funny because all of the characters have a pet. It is funny that they have a pet because in all the other ones only two people have a pet. All of the characters have blond hair except one.

I recommend this book to people who like mysteries. If you like mysteries this book is for you.

Nicole S is a student in Mrs. Chacon's 3rd Grade Class
2002-2003