Dear Beast: Someone Is Missing! (Hardcover)

Dear Beast: Someone Is Missing! By Dori Hillestad Butler, Kevan Atteberry (Illustrator) Cover Image

Dear Beast: Someone Is Missing! (Hardcover)


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This is book number 3 in the Dear Beast series.

Who says cats and dogs don't get along? A snobby cat and a good-natured dog team up—sort of—to solve the mystery of a missing classroom pet in this playful illustrated chapter book told in letters.

Simon the cat and Baxter the dog have finally learned how to share their owner, Andy. It helps that Simon lives with Andy's mom and Baxter lives with Andy's dad. When a problem comes up, they simply exchange letters to sort it out. Baxter's spelling has even improved . . . though not by much.

But then Andy's class pet goes missing, which causes an argument with his friend Noah. Andy is so, so sad. Both Simon and Baxter want to solve the mystery and make Andy happy again. Which pet will collect the clues and piece together the solution? 

This funny and heartwarming collaboration between Geisel Honor and Edgar Award-winning author Dori Hillestad Butler and bestselling illustrator Kevan Atteberry is a tribute to the love of a good pet and the joy found in new friendship. With eight chapters and adorable full-color illustrations on every spread, the series is a perfect read for parents to share with kids.
Dori Butler is an award-winning author of mysteries and books for all ages, including the King and Kayla series, the Haunted Library series, and the Treasure Troopers series. She is a two-time Geisel Honor recipient, an Edgar Award winner, and has been nominated for children's choice awards in 19 states. Dori lives in the Seattle area with her husband and their very large dog, Mouse. Visit her online at!

Kevan Atteberry is an illustrator who has written and/or illustrated many books for children, including Ghost Cat, which received a starred review in Booklist, and Tickle Monster. One of his biggest claims to fame is that he created Clippy, the animated paperclip helper in Microsoft Office. Kevan lives in the Seattle area. Visit him online at!
Product Details ISBN: 9780823448555
ISBN-10: 082344855X
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: September 14th, 2021
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Dear Beast
"The story is humorous, and the adorable illustrations of each character add much to the text. This book introduces young readers to the mystery genre as the characters search for clues and put the pieces together. . . . A strong continuation to the series. . . ."—School Library Journal