Book: The Mystery of the Birthday Party by Elspeth Campbell Murphy, Bethany House Publishers, 1997
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 10-13
Subject: Friendships, particularly with neighbors
has been dreaming of having his own dog for a long time. He's almost
convinced his parents he can be trusted with it by dog sitting and dog
walking neighbor's dogs. Today he's caring for a particularly difficult
dog. However, when he comes out of the store, the dog is suddenly
extremely well behaved! What's going on? Then there's the party next
door for "Maggie" - the DOG! If it's a party for a dog, why aren't any
of the dogs in the neighborhood invited? Titus and his cousins
Sarah-Jane and Timothy have to solve the mysteries.
The best part of this book is it's size! It's only 63 pages long with
only a few pages in each chapter. It is extremely ideal for beginning
readers. It is part of the Three Cousins Detective Club series. Each
book in the series is focused on a fruit of the Spirit or a Proverb.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 3.5/5