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The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery (Paperback)

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By Doreen Cronin, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
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“When retired search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully agrees to help a chicken find her missing chicks, he gets himself into a peck of trouble! Doreen Cronin's hilarious story, paired with Kevin Cornell's laugh-inducing illustrations, results in one of the funniest books ever! This clever mystery is filled with lots of 'eggstra' surprises and will make one terrific read-aloud for families and classrooms.”
— Joyce Tiber, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI

Description


From the bestselling, award-winning author-illustrator team of Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell comes the first book in a heavily illustrated, hilarious chapter book series about the adventures of a dog detective. Perfect for fans of Sara Pennypacker's Clementine series and Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Lunch Lady series.

J.J. Tully is a former search-and-rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives. So he's not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar (who look like popcorn on legs) and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to find their missing siblings. Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J. begins to track down clues. Is Vince the Funnel hiding something? Are there dark forces at work—or is J.J. not smelling the evidence that's right in front of him?

Praise For…


“Cronin brings her droll humor to the chapter book set with great success. Fast-paced and funny, with interesting vocabulary and a well-constructed plot, this is terrific fare for readers who are ready to move beyond picture books, but are intimidated by longer works.”

“The noirlike detective Tully and the funny chickens running around, well, like chickens make appealing characters, especially as drawn by Cornell, who knows how to get TV cartoon–style humor out of the action.”

Praise for Doreen Cronin’s DIARY OF A FLY: “Irresistible and undeniably super.”

Praise for Doreen Cronin’s DIARY OF A FLY: “Teeming with funny vignettes.”

Praise for Doreen Cronin’s DIARY OF A FLY: “Will have kids laughing out loud.”

Praise for Doreen Cronin’s DIARY OF A FLY: “Like its predecessors, this diary is a crowd-pleaser.”

Praise for Doreen Cronin’s DIARY OF A FLY: “Impeccable comedic timing.”

Praise for Doreen Cronin’s DIARY OF A SPIDER: “Once again, brilliantly hilarious.”

Praise for Doreen Cronin’s DIARY OF A SPIDER: “A rib-tickling sequel.”

Praise for Doreen Cronin’s DIARY OF A SPIDER: “Hits squarely on the middle-grade funnybone.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061215346
ISBN-10: 0061215341
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: January 24th, 2012
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: J.J. Tully Mysteries