Thursday, July 9, 2015

William & the Missing Masterpiece by Helen Hancocks -OPTIONAL

Hancocks, Helen. William & the Missing Masterpiece, PICTURE BOOK. Templar Books, 2014. $16.99. Renowned detective, William, International Cat of Mystery has been asked to find the culprits in an art burglary. He goes to Paris to look for clues at the museum and happens to stumble upon a shady character. Using his honed detective skills, along with a little luck, William finds the thieves. Some sneaky mice were hoping to win an art contest, and a grand prize of a year’s supply of cheese! It was nice to see a children’s book take place in a foreign city (Paris), but this book was so formulaic. It felt like every other mystery detective story I’ve read. Nothing really stood out to spice things up. The illustrations weren’t impressive and I wasn’t surprised at the final outcome. Content: G. EL -OPTIONAL. Reviewed by: Shay, School Librarian

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