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and Batman Solve the Case of the
Birthday, Sajid! from
Sajid Jacob Fink,
age 5, looked out the taxicab window.
He was very excited. All around
him were the skyscrapers of Gotham City.
Gotham was even bigger than he had imagined back at home
Wisconsin with Madison, Blake, and Alayna.
still couldn’t believe
he had won the radio contest. The prize was
a free trip to the Toy Tower, the world’s biggest toy store! It was closing
for the night, and Sajid was going to have
the whole store to play in.
Sajid was getting out of the cab,
he noticed a delivery van speeding away from
the store. The side of the van had the words “Felini Movers” written on it.
caught a glimpse of the driver as the van
passed. The driver was wearing a dark mask with pointy ears.
Sajid thought. Maybe the driver was going
to a costume party after work. Sajid
shrugged. Gotham City was a strange place.
wanted to play with the
world-famous KAT-2000, a cat-shaped robot made just for kids. It could play
games, help with chores, even make milkshakes. Toy Tower had the only one
in the whole world!
But when Sajid went inside,
he learned that the KAT-2000 had been
stolen. The police were looking for clues. But the thief had left no
manager sighed. “We may never get the KAT-2000 back,” she said.
“Don’t be so
sure of that,” said a deep voice. Everyone turned to look.
couldn’t believe it. Batman was here!
Sajid remembered something important.
He told Batman about the strange van he had
“The driver was wearing a dark mask with pointy ears?” asked Batman.
something else,” Sajid said. “I heard on TV
that the KAT-2000 runs on a special kind of battery. Won’t the thief need a
supply of those?”
Batman looked at Sajid. “Could you identify
that van if you saw it again?”
smiled. “Would you like to take a ride?”
followed Batman to the
Batmobile. He could hardly believe this was
“Where are we going?” he asked.
Supervolt Battery Factory,” Batman said. “That’s where the KAT-2000’s
battery pack is made. I have a feeling you’re right—the thief will have to
stock up on the special batteries, or the robot will be useless.”
The Batmobile zoomed through the streets of Gotham City. In no time at all
Batman and Sajid reached the factory.
is!” Sajid cried. The “Felini Movers”
delivery van was parked outside the factory. A dark figure was loading
crates into the van.
In the glow of a streetlight Sajid saw the
pointy ears of a mask.
“That’s the driver I saw,” he told Batman.
“Just as I
suspected,” Batman said. “It’s Catwoman.” He pointed to something shiny in
the back of the van. “And there’s the KAT-2000.”
it’s all over,” Batman announced as he leapt from the Batmobile.
you think,” Catwoman replied. She grabbed the KAT-2000 and ran. Batman
threw his Batarang, winding a rope around her legs.
Sajid yelled. “The KAT-2000 is going to
jumped out of the Batmobile and caught the
KAT-2000 just before it hit the ground. The robot was safe.
Sajid,” said Batman.
cried Catwoman. “I really wanted that robot. It’s purr-fect for me.”
“I get it,”
Sajid said. “You’re a KAT burglar!”
Back at home
in Larsen, Wisconsin,
Blake, and Alayna all about his
exciting adventure. The police had arrived and arrested Catwoman. Batman
slipped away into the shadows.
of Toy Tower was thrilled to get the KAT-2000 back.
Sajid finally got
tour of the toy store—with the amazing robot as
guide. And best of all, Sajid got a
postcard in the mail.
Sajid,” it said. “Thanks for your help
solving the KAT-2000 crime. I couldn’t have done it without you.
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