“In uncommon sympathy with her audience, Giff gets right to the heart of grade-schoolers’ priorities.” —Publishers Weekly
“Handling difficult subjects with sensitivity is Mrs. Giff’s specialty.” —The New York Times
“Just the stuff for reluctant or newly independent readers.” —School Library Journal
“Giff writes about the concerns of second and third graders with a sure hand.” —School Library Journal
“An affectionate picture of lower elementary students making their way through the ups and downs of classroom life.” —Booklist
From the Publisher
Oh, no! Arno the killer kindergarten kid is back. And Dawn Bosco's grandmother is his baby-sitter. How will Dawn and Jill ever have fun at the zoo with him along?
Luckily, Dawn. the Polka Dot Private Eye, finds a mystery to solve. Someone has lost a notebook with gritty white poison all over it. But Arno has disappeared. If Dawn and Jill spend all their time looking for Arno, will they ever find out who owns the book?