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Sep 03 2020

Sherlock Bones and the sea-creature feature by Renee Treml

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Allen & Unwin, 2020. ISBN: 9781760525262.
(Age: Primary students) Recommended. This is a fun graphic novel; it has some mystery in the story with a couple of twists, and you think the mystery is solved only to find out there is more to it.
This novel includes some interesting facts about the habitats and animals that are featured throughout the story.
Sherlock Bones solves mysteries with his partners Watts and Grace. Watts doesn't say much and Grace is easily distracted, but together they manage to solve the mystery in the museum. They have fun on the way, meeting some interesting animals who live in the museum and who shouldn't be in the museum. They learn some facts about the exhibits as they try and solve the mystery.
The illustrations in this novel are really good and tell as much of the story as the words do.
This is a great read with fun, adventure and mystery. This novel will appeal to a wide range of readers.
I recommend this novel for primary students.
Karen Colliver

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