"This newest installment in the Encyclopedia Brown series begins with a mystery that involves an invisible ray gun and a nest of baby birds and then offers a potpourri of strange-but-true happenings in the outdoors. The book is divided into seven sections with titles such as How to Catch 'Em Without Hardly Trying - fish stories with one bird story thrown in - and Man's Best Friends, Usually - about birds, a monkey, and a snake. These stories from Encyclopedia's scrapbook should delight young readers. The book will appeal to Encyclopedia Brown fans, and it will also attract the attention of nature enthusiasts." - Beverly Maffei, Horace Mann School, Melrose, MA.