Parker Plum and the Intergalactic Space Detective

A Story about Acceptance, Compassion, and Uncommon Behaviors

Author: Billie Pavicic
Illustrator Madeline Timm
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Parker Plum is really excited that the latest edition of his favorite comic - Max Mayhem, Intergalactic Space Detective - has arrived! Max's motto is "A good detective notices the things others might miss. But a great detective sees the bigger picture and understands the best way to help."

As Parker reads about Max's adventures, he starts to think about some of the curious behaviors that he sees at Fish Creek Elementary, and wonders if he can use his own detective skills to figure out a way to help. But when Parker's curiosity leads to creating messes and snooping about things that just aren't his business, Max Mayhem steps in to help Parker see the big picture! Max teaches Parker that sometimes the best way to help others is just to be understanding that their behaviors serve a purpose for them. And as long as no one is in danger, Parker really doesn't need to know why they behave the way they do! 

This fantastic and educational tale is the third storybook in the Parker Plum book series. Adults and children alike will enjoy Parker's adventure as he learns that being helpful sometimes just means understanding that there are things you don't need to know. Tips are included at the end of the story to help teach children to be kind and compassionate toward one another.

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Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 978-1-944882-52-5
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
31 pages
Softcover, 9"x9"
Grades K-5; Ages 5-11