"ANDY RUSSELL, NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE" by David A. Adler

"ANDY RUSSELL, NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE"

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Andy's next-door neighbors, the Perlmans, ask Andy and Tamika to watch their house for them while they're in South America. Everything seems fine until one day some strange things begin to happen. Lights mysteriously turn on and off, and some odd trash shows up in the trashcan. But what kind of thief eats Oat Bran Toasties and wears purple stockings? Andy and Tamika decide to begin investigating the strange occurrences after a search by the police turns up empty-handed and Andy's parents dismiss the events as the product of overactive imaginations. In addition to dealing with the strange events next door, Andy finds himself facing some big changes in his life. His mother is set to give birth to a new baby any day and Andy's older sister has been acting oddly around him for some time. While hardly great literature, this easy mystery is enhanced with simple line drawings and has a comfort level that will have young readers flying through it to find out exactly what is going on next door. (Fiction. 7-10)

ISBN: 0152167196
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Gulliver/Harcourt