The Case of the Fire Alarm

Buddy is starting his work as therapy dog at Four Lakes Elementary School, where Connor attends and Mom is the principal. On his very first day, he accidentally knocks down a little kid on the playground, convincing the first grade teacher that school is no place for a dog. Then the fire alarm goes off. The school is evacuated, but there’s no fire… it’s a false alarm. Who could have set it?

  • 144 Pages
  • 5.50" x 8"
  • 9780807509357
  • March 2011

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  • May 2015

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  • The friendliest and smartest golden retriever on the planet is ready for his next detective mystery, exuberantly jumping in with all paws to discover who pulled the school fire alarm…Tugeau’s sweet line drawings bring Buddy and friends to life, while Butler keeps the story entertaining and sometimes suspenseful. A solid addition to the series.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • This adventure is filled with doggy humor, fun, and mystery as Buddy tells the story from his point of view.

    - Children's Literature

  • Fans will find that Buddy’s kind heart and systematic approach to detecting propel the story to a satisfying conclusion.

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Common Core

RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 2.00
  • ATOS Level: 3.10