Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Deductive Detective - Children's Book Review

Book Synopsis:

Someone stole a cake from the cake contest—who could it be? Twelve animal bakers are potential suspects but Detective Duck uses his deductive reasoning skills to “quack” the case. After all, the thief left hairs behind so the thief wasn’t a bird. Follow along as he subtracts each suspect one at a time to reveal just who the culprit was. This clever story will have children of all ages giggling at the puns and the play on words.
 
My Review:

A fun whodunit, The Deductive Detective stars a duck trying to solve the case of who stole a cake.  Duck narrows down each suspect until the culprit is caught.  Each page features an animal and the reason why they may or may not be the guilty party.  Each page also shows the subtraction of suspects, giving children a visual cue of deduction.  There's several tongue-in-cheek remarks made by the animals, which left me giggling. 

In the back of the book, after the story, is a Creative Minds educational section on deductive reasoning, and comparing and contrasting of animals.

The Deductive Detective is a Spring 2013 release by Sylvan Dell Publishing.  To supplement the story, cross-curricular lesson plans or educational programs are available on the website.

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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