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Pup and Hound Catch a Thief

by (author) Susan Hood

illustrated by Linda Hendry

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2007
Dogs, Beginner, Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 6
  • Grade: k to 1


A broken bank, a missing locket --- there seems to be a thief about! Pup and Hound set their sniffers to the ground on the trail of the prime suspect.

This Level 1 first reader contains short stories, simple sentences, easy vocabulary, simple visual clues and lots of repetition.

About the authors

Susan Hood is the Children's Content Director for Nick Jr. Family Magazine and the author of more than 200 children's books, including eight Pup and Hound titles for Kids Can Press. Other writing credits include The New York Times, Sesame Street Parent's Guide and Working Mother magazine.

Susan Hood's profile page

Linda Hendry has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Some of her earliest works can still be found on the underside of her parent’s kitchen table – the same table that she and her sister sat at for hours and hours, filling up endless stacks of doodle pads with drawings of make-believe families and their adventures. After high school (of course she doodled in her notebooks!) Linda studied visual communication at The Alberta College of Art and Design, then moved to Toronto where she was offered the opportunity to illustrate a children’s book called ‘The Queen Who Stole The Sky’. The book was a finalist for the 1986 Canada Council Illustration award, which certainly helped to get her career rolling. Over 60 books later, Linda still loves to draw but has taken time off from illustrating to explore painting with acrylics and oils or try her hand at simple print-making techniques.

Linda Hendry's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Both [new Pup and Hound] books are perfect choices for the youngest begining readers.

School Library Journal

[T]he hunt for the thief is sure to keep both young and independent readers engaged. Pup and Hound Catch a Thief is a tremendously entertaining success.

CM Magazine

Librarian Reviews

Pup and Hound Catch a Thief (Kids Can Read 1)

A broken bank, a missing locket — there seems to be a thief about! Pup and Hound set their sniffers to the ground as they search for their prime suspect.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

Other titles by Susan Hood

Other titles by Linda Hendry