Monday, April 18, 2016


  Pipsie is back in a new adventure - Pipsie Nature Detective: The Lunchnapper. Author Rick DeDonato takes us on an exciting nature scavenger hunt while giving us the mystery of who stole Pipse and her turtle pet's lunch. Along the way we learn about several animals. This is a fun way of incorporating knowledge in an adorable story. The illustrations by Tracy Bishop are adorable and fit the story well. We really enjoyed this book and it is a perfect addition to our spring time walks because it encourages my five year old to be on the look out for birds, animal tracks and even animals spottings! 





Pipsie and her turtle friend, Alfred, are on the best school trip ever—a nature scavenger hunt! The team who finds “Seven Wonders of Nature” first wins. But that isn’t all Pipsie and Alfred have to find. Someone has stolen their PB&Js!
The search is on for the lunch that left, and soon Pipsie and Alfred are following animal tracks and discovering deer, birds, and even some beavers. Can Pipsie make this mystery history and finish the scavenger hunt? And hopefully before lunchtime, because Alfred is one hungry turtle!

Additional Information:

Rick DeDonato started writing and drawing storybooks for his two kids, Alexis and Matt, when they were little. They’re grown now, but Rick is still creating stories. He is the author of Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Disappearing Caterpillar, illustrated by Tracy Bishop. When he’s not dreaming up new adventures for Pipsie, he’s an award-winning creative director in advertising. Born in New Jersey, he now lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with Nancy McAleer; their two dogs, Tugger and Nacho; and their turtle, Alfred E. Turtle.

Tracy Bishop won an art contest in kindergarten, and she’s been creating art ever since. A graduate of San Jose State University, she is also the illustrator of Not the Quitting Kind by Sarra J. Roth and Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Disappearing Caterpillar by Rick DeDonato. She lives in San Jose, California, where she is inspired on a daily basis by her son, husband, and a hairy dog named Harry.

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  1. Another great book to read to my grandson. Thanks for having it. :)

  2. i would read this book to my granchildren

  3. How fun, I'd read it to my 8 and 6 year old girls!

  4. I think all five of my kids would love this one but especially my oldest two girls!

  5. My grandchildren love when I read books to them so this would be a treat!

  6. I would be reading this book to my daughter! She is three, I think she would enjoy this book.

  7. I would love to win and read this book to my son
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

  8. I would read this book to my nieces.

  9. I would read this to my daughter.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com


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