Sunday, August 01, 2010

August Juvenile Book of the Month

The Case of the Missing Hamster by James Preller

Jigsaw Jones may only be seven years old, but he is a top notch detective. For as long as he can remember, he has always tried to solve mysteries. When his friend, Wingnut, comes to Jigsaw with the sad story of his missing hamster, Jigsaw takes the case. Now Jigsaw and his mystery-solving partner Mila track down all the possible suspects linked in the disappearance of Hermie the hamster including a snake, Wingnut's brother, and a vacuum cleaner.

Jigsaw Jones is a unique children's mystery series. Preller uses the tone and slang of an old-fashioned black and white detective film. Jigsaw Jones is definitely a series to turn to for those just starting chapter books. The story is simple, but fun. The best part about Jigsaw Jones is that there are plenty of books in the series, so once you get hooked, you can move right on to the next book.

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