Anyone who likes Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson (or at least knows the story) will get a kick out of this twist on the story. Shelby Homes, a brilliant young lady, detective extraordinaire, meets Holmes, typical boy transplanted to the big city.
Watson learns quickly how focused Miss Holmes is when on the track of a mystery, and how appreciated it is. He also finds himself learning important life lessons as the story progresses, as does Shelby.
It's actually hard for me to write about this book as I enjoyed it immensely (even though it's a children's book) and don't want to give away the story. Suffice it to say Shelby Holmes is given a mystery to solve, Watson finds himself included, and together they figure out who did the dirty deed.
Go on.. get this book for your mystery loving children. They'll probably like it!
Author: Elizabeth Eulbery
Age: 8-12 years
Reviewed for: Raincoast Books