Retired search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully is lured into investigating a mysterious disappearance with the promise of a cheeseburger as a reward for finding several missing chickens. As Tully is on the case, the remaining chickens continuously get in his way, causing all sorts of trouble, making for a hilarious read filled with twists and turns. Deadpan humor will have the adults giggling as much as the children!
A great early chapter book for a new reader or a fantastic choice for families to read together.
The Trouble with Chickens: A J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin, Balzer & Bray, $14.99, Ages 7 and up