Review: The Deductive Detective

Posted on April 9, 2013

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DeductiveDetective coverThe Deductive Detective
Written by Brian Rock
Illustrated by Sherry Rogers
Sylvan Dell Publishing
March 2013
32 pages

Who doesn’t love a mystery? Brian Rock stirs up a delicious one for young readers. One of the cakes is missing from the cake contest. “Hoo could have stolen it?” asks Owl the night watchman. Not to worry Deductive Detective will “quack the case in no time.” But he’s going to need a little help. Young super sleuths can help Deductive Detective solve the case. Sherry Rogers’ vibrant illustrations show the cast of animal characters all decked out in human garb. But pay close attention to the expressions on the critters’ faces. One of them wears a rather guilty look. A bonus two-page section at the end offers learning activities for parents and teachers to help expand young readers’ awareness of the world around them, which is how mysteries are solved. Using simple subtraction, deductive reasoning, and a heaping helping of humor, The Deductive Detective is a mystery and a math puzzle rolled into one. It will “quack” you up. ~ Copyright (c) 2013 by Peggy Tibbetts

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