The Mystery of the Birthday Party

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Book: The Mystery of the Birthday Party by Elspeth Campbell Murphy, Bethany House Publishers, 1997
The Mystery of the Birthday Party (Three Cousins Detective Club) 
Genre: Mystery
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 10-13
Subject: Friendships, particularly with neighbors
Summary: Titus 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.
Notes: 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
Reviewer: J:-)mi

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