The Pet Detective has his work cut out when his favourite football goes missing. With his dog, Rooney, he sets out to follow the clues; an open window; a missing football; a dirty big footprint; a bubblegum wrapper and a rustle in the bushes. It isn't long before the Pet Detective has located the culprit.
* Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters.
* Text type - A story by the same author.
* A storyboard on pages 22 and 23 provides an opportunity for children to retell the story in their own words.
* Curriculum links - Citizenship: Animals and us.
* Tortoise Trouble is another Pet Detective story by Jana Hunter in the Collins Big Cat series.
* This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.
* This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
This is Book 587 in the Collins Big Cat Series. See all Collins Big Cat books here.