(a Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Caper) by Cindy Vincent
This is a fun fictional tale for young readers from author Cindy Vincent! It is the third in her Buckley and Bogley Cat Detective Capers series, which is a series of mystery novels for kids and cat lovers everywhere!
Written by a Christian, these books are appropriate for your children to read! Of course since the heroes of the tales are cats, there aren't any Christian lessons implemented. However, you as the parent can rest assured that your young readers won't gain any wrong ideas from reading these books. The cat does seem fond of the expression ''holy mackerel'' and ''holy catnip''- you may decide upon your own discretion if you want to risk your child adding those words to their vocabulary.
The storyline of The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues is interesting; it will captivate the very young reader and continue to interest older readers (9-12). If reading aloud, I don't believe the parent or older sibling reading the book to a child will be bored either. The setting and characters are extremely easy to comprehend from the very first chapter. Likewise, the active story line begins immediately- something which will please young readers, especially boys.
Children will be delighted when they see that Buckley and Bogey are real live cats!
This fictional book is a good way to keep children interested in a chapter book without resorting to complete fantasy!
As for the tale in this book, it involves Buckley and Bogey secretly helping their humans to reveal the truth behind recent mysterious antique-shop break-ins and leads them on an adventure involving the Museum and its special exhibit. Will the talented cat detectives be able to help the humans solve this puzzle before the villains succeed in their crafty plot? Read the book to find out!
From the website:
The Case of the Jewel Covered Cat Statues is sort of a take on the Maltese Falcon, done Buckley and Bogey style. Complete with a mysterious package left in their Mom's antique store, as well as jeweled statues and lots of shady characters, this is the boys most complicated case EVER. Whew . . . it certainly keeps Buckley and Bogey on their paws! Especially when the whole thing turns into a treasure hunt that teaches them a lot about the history of their town, St. Gertrude. But one thing's for sure, as complicated as this case is, it sure pays to have friends who can help out. Holy Catnip!