This graphic novel includes lots of laughs and also a tip of the cap to pioneering female baseball players of years past.
Meet Q and Ray—elementary school super sleuths. Q’s a hedgehog. Ray’s a rat. They may be small, but in a town full of animals, they’re the top crime solvers!
When Q and Ray visit a ballpark, a famous autographed baseball disappears. The sleuths use Q's baseball smarts and Ray's knowledge of forgery to find the culprit. This graphic novel includes lots of laughs and also a tip of the cap to pioneering female baseball players of years past.
This graphic novel series for young readers is full of laughs, mysteries, and cases based on high-interest topics including art, outer space, and more.
Jamie A. Swenson works as an associate librarian and early literacy storyteller. She is also the author of Boom! Boom! Boom!, illustrated by David Walker. She lives in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Chiara Fedele was born in Milan, Italy. After graduating from art school, she attended the Brera Academy in Milan. Her illustrations have appeared in many picture books. Chiara also teaches drawing and painting techniques. She lives in Pavia, Italy.
This affable mystery is probably best for younger readers looking for more of a challenge than leveled readers provide.
Have you gotten a chance to check out Q & Ray? It is a wonderful beginning reader, graphic novel series written and illustrated by husband and wife team, Stephen and Trisha Shaskan. So far there are three Q and Ray series. Q and Ray Case #1 The Missing Mola Lisa, Case #2 Metorite or Meteor-Wrong? and Case #3 Foul Play At Elm Tree Park. They are written in graphic novel style in which friends Q and Ray end up using their observational skills to solve a mystery. These are great books for students who enjoy reading mysteries and can be used by teachers to help teach the mystery elements. Using a creative spin, Trisha has based the storylines off of real facts from art, science and history. This latest book, gives facts at the end about The All American Girls Professional Baseball League, while the other books talk about art, the Mona Lisa and meteors. They are filled with knowledge, humor, fun expressions (Leaping Limburger), friendship and mystery! Be sure to check them out!
This story is a light, cozy mystery for children.
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