Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill are back with another mystery to solve in Mineral Mischief by award-winning author Renee Hand.
Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill are called in to investigate when Maple Moo’s rare and expensive mineral goes missing. The most famous detectives in Acorn Valley, they go about questioning the suspects, determined to find the culprit.
I was thrilled when Renee contacted me about touring the second book in her animal detective series. I had already read and reviewed the first book in this series,The Great Pie Catastrophe, and I’ve been a fan of her Crypto-Capers series for years.
Mineral Mischief combines an engaging story with factual information about rocks and minerals to create a story your children will enjoy. What I like best about this book is that the facts are woven into the storyline in a perfect way so that the reader gains the information without feeling like he’s sitting through a science class.
Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill have a wonderful relationship, so they make great partners, even when they don’t see eye-to-eye on how to handle things. The book actually opens with a bullying scene. This is a timely subject for our children, and I was glad the author worked it into the storyline. She also manages to tie in the opening scene with the ending so the reader is satisfied at the conclusion of the story.
The illustrations provided by Jake Karwoski are a wonderful complement to the text. Also included is a Did You Know? page, terms to identify rocks and minerals, a few experiments, and a picture of The Rock Cycle.
All learning should be this fun!
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- Publisher:North Star Press
- ISBN-13: 978-0878394159
- SRP: $9.95
The author paid me to promote her book with a virtual book tour through Pump Up Your Book. This fee did not include a review. This review includes my honest opinion, for which I received no type of monetary compenasation.