"Pipsie and her friend, Alfred, the turtle, are on a school trip. Pipsie is especially excited because the trip is a nature scavenger hunt. Since Pipsie is a nature detective, she was anxious to get started. After getting a list of seven items to find on their nature hunt, Pipsie and Alfred started off. Midway through the hunt, Alfred realizes they have lost their lunch. While searching for items on their list, they also had to look for clues to who might have stolen their lunch. Alfred's stomach is growling and the scavenger hunt is almost over. You'll have to read to find out if Pipsie and Alfred won the prize and found their lunch.
Kids won't even realize they are learning while joining the fun along with Pipsie and Alfred. They will explore the pages looking for parts of nature and clues to the mysterious lunchnapper. Even non-readers will be kept busy looking at the creative illustrations on each page.
The illustrations by Bishop are adorable...she even makes a porcupine cute. The pages are full of color but there is a softness to the artwork. Pipsie's facial expressions give her a realistic character. Details abound on every page including birds, trees, and animal tracks. I also love the whimsical font used to tell the story.
This is another winning children's book in my opinion. Pipsie and Alfred are delightful characters that kids will enjoy. The end of the book offers factual information about the animals they saw on their nature hunt. This book would be great for a classroom or home library." Stacie Gorkow said.
"Lushly illustrated tale of a field trip to the park with a scavenger hunt. The items on the list are captured with cameras, not hands, and the environment is not violated. A good story, a good lesson, a fun time!
"This book was provided by the author or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Goodreads Giveaways."" Jan said.
"I won this wonderful book from Goodreads Giveaway.
I absolutely love this book. The illustrations are outstanding and the story is both educational and fun. This is promised to a little girl who just celebrated her 4th birthday." Patricia said.
"Pipsie and her helpful sidekick, Alfred Z. Turtle are back with more science-based sleuthing in this second installment of the Pipsie, Nature Detective series.
What's more fun and challenging than a scavenger hunt? A mystery to solve along the wayl! Someone (or something) has filched Pipsie & Alfred's lunch when their back was turned. Now, while on their scavenger hunt, they're also on the look out for clues to determine who their Lunchnapper might be. With growling stomachs and focused sleuthing, Pipsie and Alfred are determined to make this new mystery history!
Unlike some educational children's books that lose their charm to dry, boring information-packed pages, Pipsie & Alfred keep the story fresh, fun, and exciting. This newest, outdoor adventure will continue to intrigue children with the wonders of science and nature surrounding them.
Pipsie is a fantastic role model. I want to buy a purple pith helmet and join her and Alfred on ALL their adventures!" A. Francisconi said.
"Another great little story by Rick DeDonato. My grandsons now need to hold my magnifying glass when I read this book to them. Kids learn things about nature from these books. Would recommend it to everyone." Terry said.