Kids enjoy reading about detectives and mysteries and there are lots of series like that for older kids. But younger ones don't have many in that genre to choose from. This book is for readers from four to eight years old and helps to fill in that gap. Of course most children at the beginning of that age group will have the story read to them and it will be a satisfying bedtime story.
Maggie Mae, Detective Extraordinaire By Margo L. Dill is apparently going to be a series. The subtitle of this book is, The Case of the Missing Cookies.
Maggie Mae's grandmother is baking cookies, her delicious snickerdoodles, for a bake sale. But some have disappeared and Maggie Mae needs to help her grandmother by discovering who has stolen them.
Is the thief her brother? Her grandfather? The dog?
Maggie Mae takes notes and follows the clues until she solves the mystery.
I won't give away the secret, but at the end of the book Grandma leaves everyone happy by baking lots more of her yummy cookies.
The cute illustrations by Jack Foster add to the enjoyment kids will experience when they read, or listen to, the story.
And they'll be eagerly awaiting the next book about Maggie Mae.