Dotty Detective (Dotty Detective, Book 1)

Dotty Detective (Dotty Detective, Book 1)

Dotty Detective (Dotty Detective, Book 1)
Clara Vulliamy

HarperCollins

ISBN 9780008132491

Meet Dorothy Constance Mae Louise, or Dot as she prefers to be called! Dot loves super-sour apple sherberts, running fast and puzzles - especially if they're fiendishly tricky. And with the help of trusty sidekick, Beans and TOP DOG, McClusky, she is always ready to sniff out a mystery. So when meangirl Laura seems set on sabotaging the school talent show, Dot is determined to find out how, and save the day...

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This is a witty little book told first hand by 'Dot', a zainy girl with an obsession for stationary and solving puzzles! This story follows Dot as she starts at a new school, makes a friend and then sets up a detective agency. Together they help the school talent show to run smoothly (though it's not without hiccups!). The story is laid out like a scrap book, the text amount on each page is quite little and its a very visual book, supported by illustrations that look like Polaroids stuck in! This book would be great for under-confident readers who want a humouous story that isn't intimidating. It's friendly, easy to read and easy to follow. Dot is a lively girl and I think many children will relate easily to this character - from living with her chaotic younger siblings, to planning up a new design for her bedroom, this story is friendly and funny..but also very real! 176 pages / Ages 7+ / Reviewed by Lizi Coombs, teacher.


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