What a fun book for children! I had a wonderful reading experience with this book. In fact, after the last several books, this was absolutely refreshing!
The Jelly Bean Club Begins by Sally Butler is a modern Nancy Drew series for young kids to enjoy and develop a love for reading.
On an ordinary, normal day, sisters Audrey and Ashley start their day as detectives, searching for their father's missing tie. After successfully search, the two sisters head off to school. During class, Audrey's teacher reads to them from a along with their friend Julianna start a club, they find themselves knee deep in a mystery. Of course their neighborhood schoolmates, start a club too and want in on the fun. Unfortunately, it's not going to be fun once things start to heat up.
Finding a flyer in the mailbox starts the whole adventure as the girls set out to find a missing show dog who's owners have offered a hefty reward. The neighborhood boys don't want to be left out so they follow the girls who are hot on the trail. They are lead on adventure they never thought they would encounter.
This is a great book about the importance of teamwork and friendship. All to often, children feel the effects of peer pressure and succumb to meanness and spite. While you start to see a little of normal taunting in the book from the boys, it ends with a really great message.
And the story is believable! Why? I have a memory and I remember what it was like to be in grade school and I seem to recall...Anyway, I highly recommend this for young readers to introduce them to something other than a video game. Great story, fast read and I guarantee you'll want to read the next one! Rating:
Wishing you moments of great reading!
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