There once was once a dog with a keen sense of smell. She was once known in every single place as Detective Dog Nell.Peter’s dog Nell has an amazing sense of smell. Whether it is finding a lost shoe or discovering who did a poo at the new gravel path, her ever-sniffing nose is all the time hard at work., But Nell has other talents too. Each Monday she goes to school with Peter and listens to children read. So who better to have available when they arrive one morning to discover that the school’s books have all disappeared! Who could have taken them? And why? There is only one dog for the job…, and Detective Dog Nell is able to sniff out the culprit!Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the multi-talented illustrator and printmaker Sara Ogilvie, The Detective Dog is a fast-paced celebration of books, reading, libraries, and the relationship between a little boy and his relatively special dog.