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May 10, 2018 Barbara rated it liked it · review of another edition
I've enjoyed all the stories in the Detective Gordon series, partly because the books capture the innocence, aspirations, and hopefulness of youth and the world-weariness of age and experience, but also because the book's messages are so delicately delivered. In this title, Chief Detective Gordon is inspired by the curiosity of two youngsters, a baby mouse and a baby toad, to start a small police academy. He teaches them the basics of police work, which partly involves choosing the right cakes f ...more
Well, I highly recommend this for book for independent readers. There is some excellent messaging, adventure, mystery, some math, some new vocabulary. There is humor. Now, I did not realize that I read this out of order and if you ever read any of my other middle grade reviews(or any of my reviews) I generally do not read series. I may have when I was young but there are just too many books to be read and I like to give as many authors a chance to be read that I can. I am making an exception in ...more
Jun 21, 2018 Stephanie Tournas rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Detective Gordon and Buffy are back with a case that hits close to home: the mystery of Buffy's mother's disappearance. This gentle mystery features woodland animals, police school for aspiring detectives, and lots of cakes to reward good work. Serious drama occurs as the detectives wonder whether Buffy's mother was eaten by the fox. Whether young or old, the characters go about their investigations with a childlike intensity, which includes emotion, humor and wonder. Profusely illustrated with ...more
There is a lot of wisdom if you care to find it in this little book. Caring for others is important. Stoping to think and wonder helps you solve problems. Acting with kindness matters - and apologizing when you've made a mistake helps immensely. There's also cake. This is a sweet series that I need to book talk this week.
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