*Children's Book Review
Illustrated by Carolina Storni
I always get excited when I'm sent a children's book. The joy in my reading it, as well as to my children, is something I'll never grow weary of. Here's the book blurb for RJ - Boy Detective #1: The Mysterious Crate by PJ Ryan:
RJ - Boy Detective #1: the Mysterious Crate, by PJ Ryan, is one of those books. According to the blurb:
RJ Spencer is a lucky 12 year old. He lives in the big city and his parents are landlords of the high-rise apartment building that is his home.
The many tenants in the building, along with the endless possibilities of adventures in the city itself, are the perfect setting for the young detective as he sets out to solve every case he can get his hands on.
In this mystery, RJ and his younger pal Joey come upon Mr. Porter, the new tenant in 3B, while he is trying to maneuver a very large and mysterious crate into his apartment. What is inside the mysterious box and will RJ and Joey solve the mystery without blowing their cover?
(Actual book's blurb, Amazon.com)
The story carried a childlike mystery that my little ones enjoyed. Though the story is fun for ages 9-12, I found RJ a bit on the Caillou side. He became annoying to me and probably in need of a spanking. The kid is nosy as all get-out! Who's business is it of yours what I carry in to my apartment building, regardless of the day? I know he needed something to get in to, but seriously? LOL
I found myself thinking of all the things RJ could have been doing, instead of getting his little buddy into odd situations, but all in all, the book was cute. RJ - Boy Detective #1 is part of an 8-book series; check them out.
I'm off to the next read!
RJ, Boy Detective #1: The Mysterious Crate
P. J. Ryan
Magic Umbrella Publishings
December 22, 2013
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