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Animal Detectives: The case of the missing goats by Najib Abdi
Are you ready for the cutest book ever? I love today's Book of the Day, "Animal Detectives: The case of the missing goats," by Najib Abdi. It is so much fun to read to your little one, my granddaughter loves it as much as I do. Filled with fabulous illustrations, follow along as our animal pet detectives, find a missing goat. So much fun. Order your copy today!
Animal detectives Ripley Rabbit and Brixton Beaver are faced with a tough case and a goat-load of trouble!
All is quiet on the farm until young Noah counts his goats: 1…2…3…4…5…6…
But where is number seven? As Noah soon finds out, it’s not the only goat missing from his small, South African village. It seems there is a goat-napper on the loose!
But who is to blame? An angry crocodile, a sneaky ostrich, or a leery leopard? It’s up to you to help Ripley and Brixton search the scene, find clues, and match the evidence to suspects before more goats vanish. The clock is ticking!
This interactive picture book includes educational facts about animals and a mysterious adventure that will keep kids hooked until the very last page. Recommended for ages 5 - 7.
Najib Abdi spent his childhood stalking cheetahs, swimming with hippos, and sleeping nestled amongst chimpanzees. At least, that’s how it felt every evening when David Attenborough flickered onto the TV screen in Najib’s cozy Croydon flat. From the urban streets of South London, young Najib would be transported to a Brazilian rainforest or African savannah. As a child who had emigrated from Somalia, he was fascinated by different places and worlds, and the power of storytelling to expand perspectives.
Najib’s interactive picture books stoke curiosity, fuel enthusiasm, and encourage children to learn while playing detective. When he’s not working on his next story, Najib is creating puzzles for his niece and nephew and exploring their shared passion for the natural world.
Najib loves connecting with his readers. Visit www.najibabdi.com