The Missing Bouncy Ball: A Fox and Goat Mystery

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$12.99  $12.08
Schiffer Kids
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5.9 X 5.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Misti Kenison is a web/graphic designer and owner of MK Design. This is the third board book series that she has written and illustrated. Misti, her husband, and their two children live in Little Rock, Arkansas.


These are such great books! The digital artwork is bright, bold, and eye-catching. The question and answer pattern to each spread invites kids to think, explore, and solve the mysteries as they go, and offers the chance to talk about other colors/textures/sizes/shapes on the pages. --Rosemary Kiladitis, Mom Read It
Although adults may have to explain the trope, Fox and Goat are clearly decked out as detectives, in trench coat and fedora and equipped with magnifying glass and binoculars, but author Misti Kenison pokes a little fun at their stereotypical ratiocinations: ace sleuths Fox and Goat may know what is NOT Emma's bouncy ball, but it takes Benji the Dog's nose to find the missing object. Keniston's appendix, "What Were the Clues to Find the Bouncy Ball?" includes graphics for shape, color, and size, and that quintessential quality--bounciness. This concept book offers many teaching opportunities for parents, teachers, and tots, including the idea of a process of elimination which is "elementary, my dear Watson!--Books for Kids Blog