Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Moving Mammoth, Mike Nicholson and illustrated by Mike Phillips


     Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Moving Mammoth, Mike Nicholson and illustrated by Mike Phillips, Young Kelpies, (9781782503613), 2017

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: Mystery

What did you like about the book? The Museum Mystery Squad consists of Kennedy, Napster, Laurie and Colin the hamster. The four are called upon to solve mysteries as they arise in the Museum. There is a traveling circus in town that has kindly donated its Mammoth to the Museum while the show is there. When the cleaner, Bea, notices that some of the animals in the exhibit have been moved, she is concerned enough to notify the Museum Director, Magda, who calls upon the squad for help. The squad, with help from Gus the guard, spends the night in the museum and discover something very strange about Moth the Mammoth. This is a fast-paced, lightweight story for kids in grades 2-4. There are illustrations on nearly every page, some of which are really humorous, along with some quizzes and interesting information.

Anything you did not like about this book? No, the book is fun and enjoyable.

To whom would you recommend this book? This would be a great teacher read aloud which could be followed up by other books in the series.

Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries

Where would you shelve it? Juvenile fiction

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 8/2/2017

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