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Title:
The missing cupcake mystery
ISBN:
9781442454637

9781442454644
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon Spotlight, c2013.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Reading Level:
530 L Lexile
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Summary:
Justin, Jordan, and Jade's mother agrees to buy cupcakes if the trio will wait until after dinner to eat them, but one cupcake goes missing and until the mystery is solved, no one will get dessert.
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The Dungy kids learn that honesty is the best policy--even when you can't resist a tempting treat!

When Mom brings home cupcakes for dessert, all the Dungy kids are thrilled. "These are for after dinner," she tells the children, and they all agree. But when she opens the box after dinner, one of the treats is gone! Who took the missing cupcake? Justin, Jordan, and Jade all have the same answer--"Not me!" Dad says it's a real mystery, and that they must all look for the missing cupcake. But Jade has a heavy heart--and cupcake crumbs on her bedroom floor. Was Jade the one who couldn't wait for dessert?

This charming Level 2 Ready-to-Read features all the Dungy children and highlights the importance of always telling the truth.


Author Notes

Former professional football player and National Football League coach Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy was born in Jackson, Michigan on October 6, 1955. While a high school basketball and football player, he was featured in the Faces in the Crowd section of a 1970 Sports Illustrated issue.

Dungy worked for a number of NFL teams before being hired as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996. Following his successes there, he held the head coach position for the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008, becoming in 2007 the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl. Dungy was also the youngest assistant coach and coordinator for the NFL and the first head coach to defeat every team. He is one of the few individuals to have won a Super Bowl as both a player and a head coach.

Dungy has written several bestselling books, including the memoir Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life, the picture book You Can Do It, and Uncommon Marriage: Learning about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life's Obstacles Together.

He has been involved in a number of charities, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Prison Crusade Ministry, and All Pro Dad. He also assists Basket of Hope, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association. In 2007, Dungy was appointed to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, and in 2009 President Barack Obama asked him to join the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

These two volumes feature children from the same family facing different troublesome issues. In Bully, Justin and his soccer team must deal with a bully in their midst. In Mystery, Jade lies about eating an off-limits cupcake and then decides to confess. Both books have serviceable illustrations and offer worthwhile messages. However, an instructive, sometimes artificial tone makes the writing less effective. [Review covers these Ready-to-Read titles: Justin and the Bully and The Missing Cupcake Mystery.] (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.