Reviews for Trouble Is My Beeswax : From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko, Private Eye


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2004 Spring
When super sleuth (and slacker student) Chet Gecko tries to expose a cheating ring, he's fingered as the prime suspect. To clear his name, the lizard and his mockingbird sidekick, Natalie, stage a food fight, which lands all of the suspects in the principal's office. As usual, Chet's quips and Natalie's puns pepper every page of this fast-paced mystery, which features comical black-and-white illustrations. Copyright 2004 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Publishers Weekly Reviews 2003 July #3
Another Chet Gecko mystery by Bruce Hale unfolds in Trouble Is My Beeswax. A test-cheating ring is operating at Emerson Hicky Elementary, and Chet's pal Shirley Chameleon is being framed as the chief operator. Luckily, Chet and his mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired, are on the case. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2003 November
Gr 3-6-Children will definitely relate to this funny installment in the series. Investigating the theft of answers for a history test leads Chet to a ring of dishonest students at Emerson Hicky Elementary school. As he and his loyal mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired, take this case to heart, they also throw out many one-liners and stabs at humor. It is inconsequential if readers fully appreciate or understand all of the humor because the story moves along smoothly and Chet's investigation techniques are clever, corny, and comical. The tale is told in an almost Mickey Spillane style; narrative is pretty much tongue-in-cheek, many character's names are perfectly hilarious, and snacks and treats are described in detail. This visit with Chet will be a popular choice.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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