From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-- Flatfoot Fox calls himself "the smartest detective in the whole world." He has a chance to prove his mettle by finding out who was mean enough to steal Fat Cat's beautiful blue glass eye at the cat's birthday party. Of course, Fox and his trusty sidekick, Secretary Bird, crack the case by questioning the party guests, paying attention to detail, and tricking the culprit into confessing. Newly independent readers will smile at the silliness and solve the mystery long before Flatfoot Fox does. But no matter, this is just the stuff for beginning mystery buffs, and Lies's entertaining black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings add to the fun. Watch for another, for the end ing sets the stage for Flatfoot Fox's next case. --Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA
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"Lies's expressive black-line drawings perfectly complement Clifford's dry wit, making this a clever and funny first chapter book." Booklist, ALA