“Meet Colorado’s most sought-after sleuth team - 13-year-old Terrance O'Connell and his sidekick, Tooten, a black, curly-haired dog!“ Prairies Books
My name is Chris McCloskey. I am an author, a teacher, a storyteller, and most importantly, a service dog raiser. My husband and I raise service dog puppies for their first year.
So, it was only natural that I write stories and tell stories about my favorite friends—middle school kids and service puppies in training.
What a good detective team!
A Nose for Crime followed by A Nose for Trouble chronicle the detective
adventures of thirteen-year-old Terrance O’Connell and his partner, service-dog-in-
training, Tooten. Ter is a street-wise kid, and Tooten is simply wise.
They share the
characteristics of curiosity, fearlessness, and loyalty as they snoop their way into the
scams of a gold robber, a fraudulent Elvis impersonator, a pot-shards’ thief, and a
gambling ring, among others.
Episode sites: Many of the chapters take place in different cities: Denver, Boulder,
Santa Fe, San Antonio, Portland, Orlando, and Las Vegas. Each location is accurately
Target audience: Grades 4-8. A fun read for all kids, who like dogs and adventure!
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