From the author of “The Gruffalo” comes this fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his rather special dog. “The Detective Dog” is illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie and centres on Peter’s dog, Nell, who has an amazing sense of smell. Her ever-sniffing nose is always hard at work but Nell has other talents too. Every Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to the children read. So who better to have on hand when they arrive one morning to discover that the school’s books have all disappeared? Who could have taken them? And why? There’s only one dog for the job…and Detective Dog Nell is ready to sniff out the culprit!