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Product Details

  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Mirror Publishing (July 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936352311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936352319
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,654,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Award-winning author Jennifer Swanson's love of science began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 9. While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer's passion for science resonates in the fascinating 20 nonfiction and fiction books she has written for children.

She has received an award from the Pennsylvania TriState Young Adult Review Committee and books in the "How Things Work" series by The Child's World were named to the 2012 Booklist's Top 10 Books for Youth: Series Nonfiction. Top reviews include a starred review in Booklist, and recommended reviews from School Librarians Workshop, Library Media Connection, School Library Journal, and the National Science Teacher Association. Jennifer's new books include releases with Rosen Publishing, ABDO Publishing, Britannica, and National Geographic Kids (2015).

A perpetual writer, Jennifer is always developing new story ideas and concepts. Keep an eye out for her in the future. You can learn more about her at www.JenniferSwansonBooks.com

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This time they have to manage a way up a tree.
Kristi Bernard
Well-drawn characters, touches of humor, friendship, and wholesome fun make this short chapter book a perfect choice for young readers!
Clara G. Clark
I enjoyed the previous two books in this series as did the children who avidly read them after I did.
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Format: Paperback
Penny and Rio were sisters . . . dog sisters of course. Rio was a little bit prissy and didn't want to get dirty, but Penny was quite content to roll around in the dirt and would "rather solve mysteries than lie around with a bow, being clean." Smelling like strawberry shampoo just wasn't her thing. Penny was known around the neighborhood as a "pet detective" and very soon a large yellow dog came looking for her services. Hannah, a Golden Retriever, had lost her "lucky collar." She was a show dog and needed that diamond collar for a show that night. After all, how could any dog win a show without a lucky collar? Hannah was also interested in impressing Hobbes, a Great Dane she had a crush on, but she wasn't going to impress anyone without that collar.

Penny, the pet detective, was going to solve the mystery and the first stop was Hannah's house. They looked here. They looked there. No collar. When Penny started to dig around in the bushes, Hannah claimed her owner wouldn't like it. Penny simply thought, "What was a mystery without a little digging." Indeed! The duo did their sleuthing around the neighborhood and finally ended up at Sarge's, a German Shepherd who was the "toughest dog on the block." All of a sudden they noticed something glittery hanging from a nail on a hoop in his obstacle course. "Finders, keepers," Sarge haughtily chuckled. In order to get to the necklace, someone would have to run the course. Could Penny manage to run the course or was she going to lose her reputation as the best "pet detective" in town?

Any youngster who has met the acquaintance of Penny and Rio will be delighted to see Penny, the "pet detective," back in action.
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Format: Paperback
In this new Penny & Rio adventure, Penny's paws tingle with excitement when she sniffs a new mystery in the air, but her canine sister, Rio, smelling sweet as strawberries, only wants to sleep in the sun. When Hannah the show dog loses her diamond collar, Penny the Pet Detective is at her sleuthing best and comes to Hannah's rescue in surprising ways! Just when Penny thinks she's solved the mystery, a sudden twist will make reader's eyes light up for more adventure.

You're going to love Penny & Rio and a cast of new friends like Sarge in a neighborhood and backyard adventure/mystery. Well-drawn characters, touches of humor, friendship, and wholesome fun make this short chapter book a perfect choice for young readers!
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"Penny & Rio: The Diamond Collar Adventure" is the latest in a canine sleuth series of light chapter books written to entice and intrigue growing readers. Penny and Rio, the dynamic dog detective duo, come to the rescue of the beautiful show dog Hannah when she loses her diamond collar. More breeds and types of dogs are encountered in their frenetic search for the missing diamond collar. Kids will enjoy watching the determined canines problem solve their way through this challenging mystery, which keeps them guessing right up to the entertaining finish. "Penny & Rio: The Diamond Collar Adventure" makes good beginning mystery reading for kids age 8 and up.
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By Lisa Barker on September 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
Penny and Rio are at it again and Jennifer Swanson wastes no time getting this fast-paced, well-plotted adventure underway. I love the new characters and their team work! Of course, nothing beats the way Penny and Rio banter. This is a welcome new adventure that has me watching my mailbox for the next one to arrive. - Biblio Reads Children's Review
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By Kristi Bernard on September 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
The Penny & Rio series is great for a first time reader of chapter books. The characters are loveable, fun and interesting. Kids will be able to relate to them and the books are written at a nice pace so that young readers can easily follow the story line.
Jennifer has done it again. Penny & Rio are back on the mystery trail. This time there is more at stake and time is a factor. This new addition to the series will leave your young readers hearts racing to see what happens next.
In this latest adventure Penny & Rio encounter a beautiful blonde golden retriever named Hannah. She is a show dog that has managed to lose her lucky diamond collar. She must get it back soon because she has a show in the evening. Her owners will be very upset with her if she isn't wearing her very expensive collar. Hannah seeks out Penny & Rio the neighborhoods famous mystery sleuths to help her track down the missing collar.
The trio, Penny, Rio and Hannah, come across a german shepherd named Sarge. He has hung the missing diamond collar as a prize on his infamous obstacle course. Penny attempts to win back the collar and is cheered on by Rio and Hannah. This is a tough course but with lots of encouragement Penny is successful. Except for when a little blue bird snatches the diamond prize from Penny's mouth while she is in mid air from her final jump of the course.
It is now up to the trio to attempt another rescue of the diamond necklace. This time they have to manage a way up a tree. What will the trio do? Will they get to the diamond collar in time? You will have to read this wonderful adventure to find out.
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