I’ve mentioned before just how much Bean likes reading. She always has at least one book on the go. She’ll read quite a variety of things but I do like to encourage her to read certain things sometimes.
We were recently sent The Great Shelby Holmes Girl Detective by Elizabeth Eulberg to review from Boolino.
This is just the type of book I would encourage her to read. It’s got a strong female protagonist – I’m loving strong female role models at the moment. It’s got an interesting storyline too. As you might be able to guess from the title it’s based on the adventures of a girl detective, her sidekick Watson and their hunt for a missing dog.
It’s dotted with humour and the illustrations that are scattered throughout are brilliant. I think it’s a great introduction to the mystery and detective genre for children. I love the way that it is loosely based upon the famous Sherlock Holmes books and I hope it inspires my daughter to read the real Holmes stories in the future.
It also tackles some difficult but relevant issues such as parent’s splitting up and moving town. I’m sure many children could identify with these issues.
Bean is 10 years old, this is what she thought…
“It was funny, adventurous and cool”.
Disclosure – we were gifted this book for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.