Perfect for beginning readers, this timeless chapter book is a fun introduction to the detective mystery genre. And for Valentine's Day, kids can follow Nate as he unravels the problem, all the while learning about the importance of friendship--with people and dogs! 

Nate the Great hates mushy stuff. Then he spies a big red paper heart taped to Sludge’s doghouse. Who left Nate’s dog a secret valentine? Nate will solve the case, and then there will be no more mushy stuff. At least that’s what he thinks. . . .

Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! 

“A most appealing choice.”—Booklist, Boxed Review
Praise for the Nate the Great Series
 
“Kids will like Nate the Great.”School Library Journal, Starred Review
 
“A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist
 
“Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post