Synopses & Reviews
Grammar school--it's all about eating and sleeping. Well, for Chet Gecko, anyway.To Chet, nothing is more divine than a plate of Mrs. Bagoong's Mothloaf Surprise followed by a sweet bit of shut-eye on the playground. (Besides a few Pillbug Crunch bars and a monthlong holiday, that is.)In these two hilarious mysteries from Chet's tattered casebook, he and his mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired, must catch a cafeteria thief, foil the sinister plans of a weaselly zombie master. . . and "still take part in the Nations of the World PTA assembly. (Fourth-grade detectives get no repsect.)
Raves for the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse
"Mystery fans will get a kick out of this new series, which features a clever, wisecracking fourth-grade . . . lizard."--Family Life
The Mystery of Mr. Nice
"Hold on to your fedoras: this gecko's going places."--Kirkus Reviews
Farewell, My Lunchbag
"A Raymond Chandler/Woody Allen literary blend in a fourth-grader/gecko guise. . . . Fodder for budding criminologists and stand-up comedians."--School Library Journal
Danger may be Chet Gecko's business, but dessert is his delight. . . .
Chet Gecko's hunger for mystery is matched only by his appetite for cockroach casserole, mosquito marshmallow surprise, and stinkbug pie. So when the cafeteria needs help nabbing a food thief, Chet digs into the case with a passion he usually reserves only for dessert. But this time Chet may have bitten off more than even he can chew.
Someone has framed him, and now everyone at Emerson Hicky--even his trusted partner, Natalie Attired--thinks the food thief is none other than Chet!
When fourth-grade private eye Chet Gecko is called to catch someone who is stealing food from the school cafeteria, he finds himself framed for the crime. Chet and his mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired, are on the case. Illustrations.
About the Author
BRUCE HALE is the author of five picture books as well as the Chet Gecko mysteries. A popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for children and adults, he was awarded a Fulbright grant in 1998 to teach storytelling and to study folklore in Thailand. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.