Styles, Walker The Rival Detective (Rider Woofson #5) 119 pgs. Little Simon, 2016. $5.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
The Pup Investigators Pack starts off their newest case chasing cheese in the sewer. It’s a smelly experience they won’t soon forget. To their surprise the crime is solved by someone else, a new detective in town Wolf Growler. But Rider doesn’t think that the right culprit was nabbed and he and the pack stay on the case. They mystery deepens when a cook book is stolen, but it seems that Wolf is always one step ahead. Will the Pack be able to solve the crime before Wolf?
I enjoyed the first two books in this series and found this one to be fun as well. The language is very authentic detective style and the plot is fast paced, and interesting. As an easy chapter book with its big font size and lots of illustrations, this book fits the bill for 1-2 graders,. I don’t usually add 5th in a series to my library unless its really popular, so I will have to see how the series does.
EL(K-3) -ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.