When a meteorite disappears during Q and Ray's field trip to a science centre, the sleuths set out to find the thief. This hedgehog-and-rat duo lives in a town populated by animals—and they're the city's top crime busters. Their second graphic mystery includes lots of laughs and a lesson about space rocks.


Trisha Speed Shaskan has written more than forty books for children, including her latest picture book, Punk Skunks, illustrated by her husband, Stephen Shaskan. Trisha received her MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has taught creative writing to students at every level from kindergarten to graduate school.


These mysteries are just right for beginning readers. They feature diverse characters with wide interests, a supportive adult community, and include nonfiction elements as well. This title blends most of the information about deduction and meteorites into the story, but there is a brief author’s note at the end with some additional facts. Young readers will enjoy following along with the clues and may get interested in a little investigative work of their own after finishing the story.

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