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Friday, February 11, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope/The Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief by George E. Stanley


TITLE: The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope/The Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief
SERIES: Books #1 and #2 of the Third-Grade Detectives Series
AUTHOR: George E. Stanley
PUBLISHER: Aladdin
DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 18, 2004
FORMAT: Paperback, 144 pages
GENRE: Juvenile Fiction, Chapter Books

SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS:

Mr. Merlin's Third Graders are known as the Third Grade Detectives — with some hints from secret code clues and help from Mr. Merlin's friend, the police scientist Dr. Smiley, they help solve cases. This two-in-one flip book contains the full text and illustrations for the first two Third Grade Detectives books. In their first case, The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope, the Detectives find out who has been sending Amber Lee anonymous letters. And in their next case, a dirty handkerchief provides a clue to who's been trespassing in Todd's tree house.

MY REVIEW:

I read these books with my daughters. What is really cool about the book is that #1 is on one side of the book and, if you flip it over, #2 is on the other side! It is a great value!

This is a cute series called The Third-Grade Detectives. Their teacher is a former spy, and he gives the students code clues to help them solve mysteries. My elder daughter and I stop and work on the code and try to figure it out before moving forward in the book. Don't worry if you cannot figure out the code because the teacher will give you a clue in the following chapter to help you solve it!

We enjoy the series and plan to read more!

MY RATING: 3.5 stars! We liked these books!

This book qualifies as:
#67 for my 2011 100+ Reading Challenge

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