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Summary: Someone is stealing the nectar from the Queen Bee's lilac tree. She sent Detective Brown to find out who it was. The queen is putting a lot of pressure on him to solve this mystery fast. Can Detective Brown figure out who is stealing the nectar? This is a crime mystery series for elementary readers.
Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 8 to 10
Interest Level: 4 to 9
Age of Child: Read by student at Menchville High School for the Use Your ABCs Program.
Young Reader Reaction: I picked this book because the picture on the front looked interesting. liked this book because it had a nice plot (after the first few pages). It would be very suspenseful book for a little kid.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a clever story. The suspense keeps kids interesting, though it would be a pretty long sit for a 3-year-old. There is suspense, but nothing over-the-top.
Pros: This is a book that offers readers at different ages a story with a strong plot and good lesson.
Cons: Sometimes this book rhymed, sometimes it didn't. It makes it hard to find your own rhythm when you read it.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a book that is fun to read, and you will enjoy the story and the illustrations. This is good for a public library.