Dakota Crumb and the Secret Bookshop (Dakota Crumb)

by Jamie Michalak (Author) Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Dakota Crumb

Ooh la la! Tiny, intrepid Dakota Crumb is back--hunting for bookish treasure in the City of Light.

In a second rollicking adventure, petite mouse treasure-hunter Dakota Crumb has been summoned abroad for a top-secret mission: to help her cousin locate a rare and priceless book. Armed with a mysterious note and clues to guide her through the unexpected perils of a charming Parisian bookshop, Dakota uses her sharp eyes and a knack for scaling heights to make a surprising discovery: a roomful of fellow mice gathered to celebrate--her!

Readers will revel in a seek-and-find challenge that sends them back to pore over dynamic spreads in search of even more treasures.

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Review quotes

Seek-and-find fans will particularly enjoy the last page, where Michalak offers a peek at 18 objects illustrated in Dakota's little book and invites kids to look through their picture book's illustrations again to discover each prize for themselves. Murphy's distinctive pen-and-ink artwork, digitally colored with subtle hues, is lively in its portrayal of the mice and stunning in its depiction of Paris. A playful picture book packed with hidden treasures.
—Booklist

In this follow-up to Dakota Crumb (2021), a request from her cousin Julien sends a mouse investigator to Paris to hunt down a most important book. . . . Murphy's precisely drawn interiors, festooned with small details, invite readers to follow along and, perhaps, be first to spot the next clue. . . . An engaging offering for sharp-eyed young adventurers.
—Kirkus Reviews
Jamie Michalak
Jamie Michalak is the author of Dakota Crumb: Tiny Treasure Hunter, illustrated by Kelly Murphy; the Frank and Bean books, illustrated by Bob Kolar; the Joe and Sparky series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz; and many other acclaimed titles for young readers. She lives in Rhode Island.

Kelly Murphy is the award-winning author-illustrator of The Boll Weevil Ball and illustrator of Dakota Crumb: Tiny Treasure Hunter by Jamie Michalak; Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters and Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters, both by Jane Yolen; and many other picture books and chapter books. She lives in Rhode Island.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781536223309
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
May 20, 2023
Series
Dakota Crumb
BISAC categories
JUV047000 - Juvenile Fiction | Books & Libraries
JUV002180 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
Library of Congress categories
Mice
Animals
Picture books
Adventure stories
Picture books for children
Action and adventure fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Europe
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mice, Hamsters,
Adventure

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