Reviews for to Z Mysteries : Books S-v: Library Edition


School Library Journal Reviews 2003 October
Gr 1-3-The first three of Ron Roy's fun easy-reader mysteries The Absent Author, The Bald Bandit (both Random, 1997), and The Canary Caper (Random, 1998) are included in this first audiobook version of the series. Thoughtful Dink, ever-hungry Josh, and loud-voiced Ruth Rose are off for high adventure as they deal with a possible author-kidnapping, a devious bank robber, and a pet-snatching conspiracy. The stories are just right for transitional readers who are not quite ready for the Boxcar Children mysteries. There are clues to follow, a few red herrings, and friendly supporting adults. The inclusion of a helpful police officer is a nice touch. Attentive listeners should be able to solve the mysteries along with the young detectives. There's enough danger here to give children a delightful shiver, but things never really get out of hand. David Pittu reads the books with energy, individualizing each character and bringing the stories to life. This is a delightful way to introduce young readers to a popular series, and would also make a good listening center in primary grade classrooms.-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2004 October
Gr 1-3-The first of Ron Roy's easy-reader mysteries-The Absent Author, The Bald Bandit, and The Canary Caper (Random)-are included here. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose set off on adventures as they deal with a possible author kidnapping, a devious bank robber, and a pet-snatching conspiracy. David Pittu reads with energy, individualizing each character. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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