Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Case of the Disappearing Dinosaur by James Preller -ADVISABLE

Preller, James The Case of the Disappearing Dinosaur, 77 pages. Feiwel and Friends, 2013 (2017 reprints).  $5.  Language: G (o swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.

This book starts with Jigsaw and Mila looking at the contents of a purse lost at the park in order to solve the mystery of finding its owner. Next they attend a birthday party, where their friend Danika performs an amazing magic show –but a trick goes wrong. Now the birthday boys favorite toy has really and truly disappeared. Will Jigsaw be able to solve the mystery before the party is over and all the clues and suspects are gone?

Like I have said for the other books in this series that I have already reviewed:  dated artwork, just enough dated language to be jarring, and a boatload of characters –so this book (series) could be a hard sell for its target audience of younger readers to choose and read on their own. A teacher read-a-loud could get students liking this wholesome and sweet mystery solving series and you may have requests after that.  

EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE Stephanie, Elementary School Librarian & Author

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