Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Review: P.I. Penguin and the Case of the Missing Bottle by Bec J. Smith

26002366Title: P.I. Penguin and the Case of the Missing Bottle
Author: Bec J. Smith
Published: Jan 22, 2015
Publisher: Aulexic
Genre: Ages 5 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy links: Amazon, 

In this, the first book of the P.I. Penguin series, P.I. Penguin is on the hunt for Bella Bottlenose’s missing bottle. Was it stolen by a nasty bottle thief? Let’s follow the clues to find out!

Join P.I. Penguin as he solves crimes and mysteries for his animal friends while trying to discover the truth of the mystery that set him on his path, that of his missing parents.

Aulexic titles are all carefully crafted to encourage language and literacy learning. Each story is rich with rhyme and rhythm, vivid concrete words, vibrant images, and dyslexia-friendly text and formatting. We focus on creating engaging stories to inspire even the most resistant readers.

We received this book to give an honest review.

K and I read this at bedtime and I thought he would enjoy it because not only does it deal with animals but it also has a little detective work in it. P.I. Penguin gets a case to solve something simple which through a few clues he learns where Bella the dolphin's bottle has gone. 
The book has a lot of rhyming which I think is a good idea but I am not too big of rhyming all the time. Though that is just me some kids might like it I know K did. 
The pictures are very well done and go wonderful with the story. 
K said he liked it but wanted more clues as to who took what didn't belong to them and he wondered if P.I. Penguin would ever find his parents. I told him we would have to read more to find out. 
I really liked how the author had a glossary with words that some children might not know and the definition of the word. I think it is great to expand their vocabulary and this is a good book to do that. 

Bec J. Smith is the writing team of science fiction and fantasy novelist, Rebecca Laffar-Smith and her two children, Kaylie and Joshua. Rebecca established Aulexic, a small press publishing house specialising in early readers for children with language and literacy acquisition difficulties, because she wanted to inspire her own son to love reading. What better way to do that then to work together to create books he would love and to share those books with other children just like him!


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  2. Thanks so much for your review, Autumn. We're thrilled you and K enjoyed the book.