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Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize (1985)

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

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I liked this book for a few reasons. For one, I liked that some of the characters in the story were people as well as animals. At a young age, students are interested in animals and pets; this story would help them to stay engaged while reading. I also liked that the plot contained a conflict about a missing prize to a “smartest pet” competition. Students enjoy competitions as well as pets. I think students would find this conflict interesting and want to read more to find out the solution. The big message of Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize is that teamwork is important in solving conflicts. Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, had to work together to find the prize. At the end, Nate the Great explains that, “[he] knew Sludge had solved it sooner” when he was describing how they solved the mystery together. ( )
  Kgranit | Mar 16, 2014 |
It's hard to write mysteries for children. This one has a missing prize made from a tunafish can. Children can guess along with Nate. ( )
  raizel | May 20, 2009 |
Nate the Great, boy detective, is back on the case to solve the mystery of the missing prize for the Smartest Dog contest, in this book for beginning independent readers. Nate is about to enter his intelligent but dirty dog, Sludge, in the Smartest Pet contest, when the prize mysteriously disappears. Nate and Sludge have only an hour to follow all the clues and find it before the contest, and the whole thing ends with a fishy twist! This well written and illustrated book will be a big hit with new readers who are able to handle a full page of text (appx. 15 lines), RL 2.1. The book also includes bonus material including animal facts, riddles, activities, and a short quiz! ( )
  rsamet | Nov 23, 2008 |
Though it means Nate can't get his dog ready for the smartest pet contest, he agrees to search for the missing prize for the contest.
  Cottonwood.School | Oct 24, 2008 |
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Nate the Great is about to enter his dog, Sludge, in the smartest pet contest. But when the prize disappears, it looks as if the contest will flop.

It's a tough case for Nate and Sludge as they search for clues leading to the missing prize. In more ways than one, it's a very fishy business. Can Nate and Sludge find the prize in time?

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Though it means Nate can't get his dog ready for the smartest pet contest, he agrees to search for the missing prize for the contest.

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