The Snake Mistake Mystery Teachers’ Guide


Noble Dog Walking takes care of pets, even if they slither.

When a ball python they’re looking after disappears, Stephen Noble and Renée Kobai join forces with their favourite clients, Jack Russell Ping and greyhound Pong, to find that snake. The local animal shelter proves no help at all. The only thing they care about is their annual cat sale.

It’s starting to look like the ball python may have been stolen, when Stephen and Renée get word that more homes have been broken into, all of them clients of Noble Dog Walking. The case turns desperate as one by one, their clients leave. After losing Ping and Pong as clients, too, Stephen and Renée pin their last hope on gathering all the suspects at the animal shelter, and a real Cat-astrophe ensues.


A great series of books … kids will enjoy The Snake Mistake Mystery.

Canadian Materials

A good choice for middle graders who enjoy teasing out the red herrings from the clues.

Kirkus Reviews

Entertaining for readers of all ages.

Book Reviews and More

Helps build confidence in young readers by representing an anxious boy overcoming his fear of failure.

Hamilton Spectator

About the Authors