Mr. Beagle Climbs Signal Hill

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Publication date:
June 13, 2022
For readers:
3 to 5
Juvenile Fiction:
Mysteries and Detective Stories

Mr. Beagle Climbs Signal Hill

by Lori Doody

Mr. Beagle wanted a much deserved break from working in his store and from solving mysteries.
A hike and some whale watching from the top of Signal Hill would do the trick.

Someone is snatching snacks on Signal Hill! Can Mr. Beagle suss out who? While taking a hike up Signal Hill, Mr. Beagle soon realizes that people’s picnics are being plundered! Who could the culprit be? With his nose for clues and a handy pair of binoculars, he solves the puzzle, and finds a way to encourage community and collaboration. Lori Doody’s quirky canine detective is back with another fun and charming picture-book mystery—the third in her on-going Mr. Beagle series.

 What folks are saying

Understated humour, precise and fine-lined artwork and a caring, close-knit community make Mr. Beagle’s story a cozy and whimsical delight. ~ Lisa Doucet, Atlantic Books Today (read the full review)

 [Mr. Beagle Climbs Signal Hill's] lively illustrations are a cheerful accompaniment with their sprightly palette and snappy patterns overlaying familiar scenes (I walk this route almost every day and the background is both spot-on familiar and exuberantly heightened). [...] And again, the puzzle is resolved in a sport of sharing and community. ~Joan Sullivan, The Telegram

A simple story set in a Richard Scary-esque St. John's. This would be a delightful book to read with a child who likes finding clues in the pictures of a book. ~Jean Graham, North East Avalon Times

The illustrations are distinct and instantly recognizable, and the puns throughout both the imagery and the story are entertaining for all ages. [...] This story is a great example to children of making mistakes, owning up to them, apologizing and making it right, and in turn the positive outcome that can have. ~ Melanie Métivier, The Miramichi Reader (read the full review)

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