Reviews for Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of Pablo's Nose


Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 January 1997
Gr. 3^-6. Although he's been updated--he's sporting jeans and a work shirt on the dust jacket--Encyclopedia Brown is still Idaville's number-one brain and crime stopper. (Idaville's been updated, too. It's got a deli and a synagogue.) What hasn't changed are the short, entertaining mysteries, and their ability to keep kids guessing. This time out, Encyclopedia uses wordplay to figure out a safe's combination, one of the presidents to catch a forger, and a wallet full of money to prove that a thief was blind. As usual, a good and fun workout for the brain. Pencil illustrations pepper the text. ((Reviewed January 1 & 15, 1997)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 1997
The boy sleuth and his motley group of friends and foes have changed little over the years, except in the illustrations, now drawn in a realistic, instead of a cartoon, style. Most readers will find the ten cases entertaining but challenging without looking to the solutions in the back, as clues are few and obscure. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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School Library Journal Reviews 1996 November
Gr 3-5-Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown only needs to ask one question to solve a problem. His dad, who is chief of police, can always depend on him. The 10 crimes here range from bullies taking totem poles to safe cracking to kidnapping and more. Encyclopedia's solutions are listed in the back of the book. This newest addition to the lengthy series is a good choice for critical thinkers or for getting children to start problem-solving.-Marsha Whitney, South Meadow School, Peterboro, NH

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