Friday, November 30, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: MYSTERY AT THE CLUB SANDWICH


image: Mystery at Club Sandwich - mystery book review
Mystery at Club Sandwich - mystery book review

MYSTERY AT THE CLUB SANDWICH
Doug Cushman
Clarion Books
2004
Available: Hardcopy & Kindle


Nick Trunk is a detective who works for peanuts because he's an elephant. One day Maggie Trouble shows up. She's the assistant to foxy cabaret singer Lola Gale and has come to hire Nick to find Lola's missing lucky marbles. Nick takes the case, investigates and starts gathering clues. I won't tell you the whole story, but he does find the marbles, solve the mystery, and fingers the thief.
This was a very fun picture book written for all ages. The artwork is wonderful. Young kids will enjoy the silliness of an elephant working for peanuts and a singer who's lost her marbles. Older kids will enjoy the mystery and following the clues. Grown-up types will smile as the author spins a tale worthy of Dashiell Hammett.




TARGET AUDIENCE: 3-6 grades
MYSTERY SUSPENCE: predicable, but fun
KID APPEAL: all ages



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