Buckley and Bogey are two cats, Bogey is all black and Buckley is a Maine Coon. They live with their human “family” and two other cats. They are also cat detectives.
Danby Daunton designed jewel covered statues, his crowning work was two cat statues, Tobias and Tessa. When Tobias is stolen and Tessa disappears, Daunton sells the others. His great-great-great-granddaughter slowly acquires them and agrees to put them on display in the museum.
The cats are on the case to find the stolen statue. Can they find it? Can they find both statues? Both missing for 150 years.
The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues by Cindy Vincent is written for the 8-12-year-old set, leaning heavily on the 8-year old side. However, the book might be a little long for an 8-year-old’s attention span. Twenty-six chapters and over 240 pages, it’s not a small book.
This would be a good book to read as a read-aloud with your children.
But to be perfectly honest, I am not a fan of this book. I love children’s books. I still have several I read as a child, books that increased my attention span, and if they didn’t increase my intelligence they didn’t insult it. This book is not in any way believable.
Every chapter of this book opens with the same two words, “Holy mackerel!” and ends with the same two words, “Holy catnip!” Those two two-word phrases are also sprinkled throughout the chapter.
The book is written as if the reader is on a constant high, adrenaline rush. There is no downtime, the book is fast-paced.
I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.