When his colleague Long Arrow disappears, Dr. Dolittle sets off with his assistant, Tommy Stubbins, his dog, Jip, and Polynesia the parrot on an adventurous voyage over tropical seas to floating Spidermonkey Island.
96 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
"...offers 35 puzzling scenarios to be solved. All of the mini-mysteries are less than two pages...and will appeal to reluctant readers and...students who are page counters....characters have humorous names...Reading these selections aloud will generate interest in the genre and provide a basis for discussion of clues, main character...answers are appended."--School Library Journal.