The Big Nap

The Big Nap : A Chet Gecko Mystery

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Grammar school--it's all about eating and sleeping. Well, for Chet Gecko, anyway.
To Chet, nothing is more divine than a plate of Mrs. Bagoong's Mothloaf Surprise followed by a sweet bit of shut-eye on the playground. (Besides a few Pillbug Crunch bars and a monthlong holiday, that is.)
In these two hilarious mysteries from Chet's tattered casebook, he and his mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired, must catch a cafeteria thief, foil the sinister plans of a weaselly zombie master . . . and "still" take part in the Nations of the World PTA assembly. (Fourth-grade detectives get no respect.)
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 121.92 x 187.96 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0152024794
  • 9780152024796
  • 792,447

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Raves for the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
"The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse"
"Mystery fans will get a kick out of this new series, which features a clever, wisecracking fourth-grade . . . lizard."--"Family Life"
"The Mystery of Mr. Nice"
"Hold on to your fedoras: this gecko's going places."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Farewell, My Lunchbag"
"A Raymond Chandler/Woody Allen literary blend in a fourth-grader/gecko guise. . . . Fodder for budding criminologists and stand-up comedians."--"School Library Journal "
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About Bruce Hale

BRUCE HALE is the author of five picture books as well as the Chet Gecko mysteries. A popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for children and adults, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.
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186 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 26% (48)
4 38% (70)
3 29% (54)
2 6% (12)
1 1% (2)
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