Book Review: The Case of the Pinched Strativarius by Elaine Loeser
Book: The Case of the Pinched Strativarius
Author: Elaine Loeser
Illustrator: Greg Arvanitakis
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Ampersand, Inc., (April 6, 2018)
Genre: Juvenile fiction
Ages: 6-9; grades 1-3
Turtles Fargo and Miles witness a bad man steal a little girl’s valuable violin. How they solve the crime and bring the criminal to justice with the help of Bandid and Bogie make for an imaginative dialogue telling.
This Critic?s Review:
Loeser’s The Case of the Pinched Strativarious has everything to catch the attention of a young detective–a locked room in reverse (they are inside it and the thief is outside), a damsel in distress, and pets. With logic and behavior as their tools, watch them catch a thief without ever leaving their aquarium. With amusing illustrations and amusing dialogue, this book is fun for readers and listeners alike. It makes for perfect play reading.
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