Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review: The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut & Biscuit Bill (Case #3 The Secret of the Missing Arch)

 
About the Book:
The elementary school at Acorn Valley holds an art fundraiser to help local animals whose homes were lost due to natural disasters. Four famous local artists--Claude Monet Mongoose, Georgia O'Giraffe, Vincent Van Goat and Pablo Picasso Peacock--have generously donated their weather-themed paintings for a charity auction. But a monkey wrench is thrown into the proceedings when distinguished Gila monster Dr. Ced E. Meant discovers, in a presentation at the Metropolitan Museum before the event, that his invaluable research has been stolen! His findings are so important that they cannot be leaked to the world at large! Meanwhile, more mysterious and fishy things are going on at the art auction, which Detectives Nut and Bill are determined to unravel. Geared for older children (and appealing enough for adults), this third entry in the series once again paints a delightful world of animal protagonists--teachers, scientists, etc.--using colorful illustrations with the lively black-and-white cartoons of Karwoski. Each of the animals--garbed like humans--has personality to spare, and they make amusing references to bills, hooves and tails. A genuinely crafty, complex mystery (including secret panels, art theft and characters who aren't as they appear) combines seamlessly with info about weather and art.
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About the Author:
Renee Hand writes because it is a passion in her heart. She likes to create books that educate and inspire the children of today. She was born in Michigan and still lives there with her husband and two children. She has a degree in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry. Renee is the author of the amazing mystery series known as the Crypto-Capers Series that encourages children to read by incorporating several topics of interest. The reader participates into the story by solving cryptograms and puzzles to solve the case. She is also the author of the Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill Adventure Series, which focuses on animal detectives. This series is a great way to teach children about animals in a fun and interesting way that captures the reader's attention and yet fills them with knowledge they will be learning about in school. All books are great to use in a classroom setting to supplement various topics or to just enjoy. Renee is an award-winning author, receiving awards such as a Best Book Award, a National Literary Award, Seal of Excellence Award and two Preferred Choice Awards for her children's series and adult books. Visit the author's website at www.reneeahand.com to learn about cryptograms and how to solve the ones that are in the books.

My Review:
If you are on the lookout for a chapter, for your not so new to it reader, then I have got one for you. The chapters evenly laid out. So your child should have absolutely no trouble reading all about Joe Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill. The beginning of the story begins with Dr. Ced, a Gila Monster giving a speech about his new discovery . He has been doing research for many years on erosion. His research has led to some top secret discoveries and the information that he held to be top secret apparently someone wanted because his files on these secrets comes up missing.

Come along with the author as she takes you and your child along for the ride to see just what this mystery is all about.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me free of charge by the author for my honest review.