Reviews for Case of the Diamond Dog Collar
Booklist Reviews 2011 October #2
First Kids Cammie and Tessa Parks are back for a second Capital caper. The action starts shortly after the events of The Case of the Rock 'n' Roll Dog (2010) and are referenced to fold readers into the current story. White House pooch Hooligan has been given a rhinestone collar by the dog of another world leader. But are the stones really fake? After a famous diamond from the other nation disappears, and then Hooligan's collar, the girls know there is a link. Fans of the first book will enjoy this one, too, as Hooligan's talent for mayhem drives the mystery. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring
President's daughters Cammie and Tessa (The Case of the Rock n Roll Dog) investigate a diamond dog collar sent to their dog Hooligan. The First Kids are the only ones who believe it's real--and they worry when one of the diamonds goes missing. The large cast of characters is difficult to keep straight, but Cammie and Tessa ground the story.
Kirkus Reviews 2011 August #2
The vivacious daughters of the President of the United States, Cammie and her younger sister Tessa, are back at their sleuthing best in this follow up to The Case of the Rock 'n' Roll Dog (2010).
Life is never dull for these sisters. Their mom is the President, and their dog is the exuberantly acrobatic and aptly named Hooligan. This latest mystery involves a faux-diamond–studded dog collar, a gift to Hooligan from a Pekingese who belongs to the president of a "certain nearby nation." Just before the collar goes missing, the girls discover that the diamonds are genuine. The house is suddenly filled with suspects. Could the thief be the visiting dog trainer or one of the staff members? And could this turn out to be a coup attempt on the "certain nearby nation"? In full Agatha Christie mode, the girls deduce motives and gather clues.ÃÂ When the commotion ramps up, it's keen-eared Hooligan who bounds to the rescue. Cammie's cheerful narration gives voice to the action and drops details about the White House, while occasionally mentioning her nostalgia for life before the Oval Office (when she could go to the mall without the Secret Service and she didn't have to share her mom with the world).This little gem will be just right for grade-school detectives and budding politicians alike. (Mystery. 7-11) Copyright Kirkus 2011 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.
Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 March/April
First Daughters Cammie and Tessa Parks discover a missing diamond on their dog Hooligan's fancy new collar. A rather large cast of characters is in play in this book, the next in the First Kid Mystery series, including the myriad of suspects. The mystery is engrossing and the solution only becomes evident to the reader as more clues are revealed to the pre-teen girls. The girls use problem-solving skills to discover the true thief, a friend of their mother, the President. The end is neatly tied up in a comical scene where Cammie and the dog prove their mettle. Personalities shine in this book, which is loaded with facts about the White House, dogs, and diamonds. In the spirit of Harriet the Spy, Encyclopedia Brown, and Cam Jansen, Freeman has created two youthful, contemporary protagonists who will shine. Jodi Yorio Finlayson, Library Media Specialist, East Aurora (New York) High School. RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.