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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Purrrfect Detective Story

Rex Tabby, Cat Detective
Daniel Kirk
Scholastic Paperbacks (November 1, 2005)
Paperback: 140 pages
Reading level: Ages 9-12

Rated 5 stars of 5 Possible

When I first picked this novel up, I could not help thinking of the old Dragnet television series and Sargeant Joe Friday.  School Library Journal compared Rex Tabby with the old cartoon character Dick Tracy. Either way, it's cops and robbers with a cute twist; all of the main characters in the story are feline. Rex Tabby is also educational since most chapters end with a detective lesson.

I highly recommend this for young readers. I think even adults looking for a brief escape would enjoy reading Rex Tabby, either for themselves or to children not yet old enough to read. Don't miss out on the cutest detective novel on the market!

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