THE CHAMELEON WORE CHARTREUSE
: FROM THE TATTERED CASEBOOK FO CHET GECKO, PRIVATE EYE
New York : Harcourt, 2000
IL 3-6, RL 5.5
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grader, Chet Gecko is a Private Eye with a reputation for solving mysteries.
When Shirley Chameleon who is “cute, green and scaly and smells like grasshoppers”
comes to him for help in finding her missing first grade brother, Chet
Gecko smells trouble. But the reward of a slice of stinkbug pie proves
too much to resist so Chet takes the case. With Natalie Mockingbird, his
brainy partner, Chet Gecko solves the riddle posed by the nasty Rat sisters
and follows the clues to the dump where the case unravels. Will Chet Gecko
survive a meeting with the evil Herman the gila monster along with the
entire football team? Will he be able to save Shirley’s little brother
and earn that slice of Stinkbug Pie? Come join the fun and mayhem as Chet
Gecko cracks another case. (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2004-2005)
Geckos -- Fiction.
Lizards -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Lost and found possessions -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
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