If you’re looking for something new for your early independent readers this might be just the thing . . . Kid detectives and animals (vets/zoos) are very popular trends at present and this follows that appeal with a colourfully illustrated and easy to read narrative.
Sue Warren, Just So Stories
A fantastic new book series based on the hit Eleven television show Lexi & Lottie!
Busy Mums Magazine
I quite enjoyed the process of deduction, with a dash of humour and adventure, as the clues are collected. This story, and presumably the series, fits nicely into the somewhat odd gap between Dora the Explorer and the Trixie Belden mysteries, blending information and detection into an enjoyable story. The point is also made, I was glad to find, that taking animals without understanding the care they need can be harmful to the animal in question. As a side note, I was pleased to see that the font size and format was very accessible for a young reader, with just enough cartoon-style illustration to keep a visual interest. Readers aged 7 to 10 who like animals, mysteries and problem-solving should enjoy this story, although the books do seem to be marketed more firmly at girls.
Emily Clarke, CBCA Reading Time
There are several suspects and Lexi and Lottie have to work their way through the information to remove the innocent from their lists. This allows the reader to try to deduce the crime with the twins and attempt to work out themselves who the true criminal is. These books will appeal to students who have enjoyed the cartoons or those who like detective style books. Suitable for students aged 6 to 10 year olds.
Jane Moore, ReadPlus
May 29, 2017
Random House Australia Children's
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