Audie Award Nominee, Children's Titles for Ages Up to 8, 2013
Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn't it be nice to be a detective? This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious.
When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn't always right. She also learns how to be a detective.
“Stunning artwork.... A compelling plot and interesting secondary characters, especially classmates who are quick to make unfounded accusations and their teacher, who provides wisdom just when it is needed, will leave readers wanting more. One case where an adaptation from an adult book is as much fun to read as the original.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
“A detective is born! What a delightful, breezy read!" (Mary Pope Osborne, bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series)
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A cultural gem I was glad to share with my kids
The first lession of a detective--Prove your case.