Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Mess Detectives and The Case of the Lost Temper

By: Karen Poth

Veggie Tales have been a family favorite for years.  I can still remember some of the songs from the DVDs!  Being so familiar with Veggie Tales, I was excited to have the opportunity to review one of the books from the “I Can Read!” series for level 1 beginning readers.  Before getting into the story, there is a letter to parents explaining the “I Can Read!” book series and the different categories that are available.  The categories begin with Shared Reading and end with Advanced Reading (Level 4). The next page contains a scripture which the story is based upon.  For the book I am reviewing the scripture is Proverbs 29:11: “A foolish person lets his anger run wild.  But a wise person keeps himself under control.”  The story is about Detective Bob and Detective Larry trying to solve the case of the Masked Door Slammer.  Bob is in a bad mood and his mood continues to get worse as the day goes on.  Finally, Larry helps Bob to recognize that he needs to change his attitude.  Bob reflects on his actions and apologizes to Larry.  Bob and Larry are then able to solve the mystery.    

This is a very short book which I was expecting.  It was a cute story.  I like how the scripture is shown before the story begins and then it is shown on the last page.  I think this is a good reminder for children about the message the story is trying to convey.  I also like how the inside front cover has a place to write the child’s name after he/she has read it.  It says “Hooray! _____ can read this book!”  I think that will encourage the child once he/she is able to read the book.  I look forward to reading more books in this series. 

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