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Case of the Secret Sauce (Pizza Puzzles #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Pete and Penny live above Pizzarelli's, the family pizza parlor, in the small town of Rellaville. They're excited when their parents go out of town, leaving them in charge along with their quirky uncle. But everything goes downhill fast when the family's top-secret pizza sauce recipe is lost! Readers figure out puzzles alongside the main characters and those clues lead the ...more
ebook, 64 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Pss Juvenile
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This is a decent chapter book mystery with puzzles for the early elementary crowd. The story and the puzzles didn't mesh together as well as they did in, say, Dan Gutman's hands, but for the young puzzle enthusiast this won't matter too much.
Jun 04, 2014 Dawn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story is kind of boring, but kids will likely enjoy trying to decipher the puzzles. However, one big complaint is that one of the puzzles is explained in the text before you turn the page and get to the actual picture puzzle.
Sep 16, 2011 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You would think that living above the Pizzeria their parents owned would make Pete and Penny dislike or get tired of pizza, but it never did. One day they are left to help their uncle manage the business while their parents go out of town. Then the most horrible thing happens, the families secret sauce recipe disappears. I love the elements of mystery that carry the story along. I think that beginning readers will really enjoy this book.
Jan 09, 2012 Tina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chapter-books
Read to my 6 and 5 year old boys.

Story rating- 2.5 stars

Puzzle rating- 2 stars. The boys were excited to do the puzzles. The puzzles were not kid friendly. (Example: There was a picture of a girl wearing a bonnet, the kids were supposed to guess that the word was a Scottish term Lass. That was so far fetched.)
This fun book includes logic puzzles to be solved in every chapter. Some are easier than others, but the book is geared toward younger elementary students. Cute story and characters, but they really are just an interesting way to introduce the different brain games. Still, younger readers will enjoy these.
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
If you have a first to third grader who likes to solve puzzles this would be a fun book for them. Penny and Pete are siblings. Pete loves puzzles. Parents go out of town, Uncle Gio is taking care of them, kids lose the secret sauce recipe and fun ensues as they attempt to find the secret ingredient.
Mar 15, 2013 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is awesome! I love that there are puzzles intertwined with the mystery story! Perfect for 6-8 year olds in particular! :)
Cute book with puzzles easy enough for my early-elementary-school-aged kids to figure out
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Aaron Rosenberg is an award-winning, bestselling novelist, children’s book author, and game designer. He's written original fiction (including the NOOK-bestselling humorous science fiction novel No Small Bills, the Dread Remora space-opera series, and the O.C.L.T. supernatural thriller series), tie-in novels (including the PsiPhi winner Collective Hindsight for Star Trek: SCE, the Daemon Gates tri ...more
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