Sunday, October 21, 2012

How To Be A Detective by Dan Waddell and Jim Smith

How To Be a DetectiveAuthors: Dan Waddell and Jim Smith
Publication: October 9, 2012
By: Candlewick Press
5 Stars!


Think you have what it takes to be a crime scene investigator or a junior Sherlock Holmes? Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Fingerprinting suspects. Dusting for prints they left behind. Combing over the scene of a crime to spot near-invisible clues. Guaranteed to keep sleuths busy and on the case, these lively instructions and hands-on activities cover everything from securing a crime scene and gathering evidence to following footprints, tracking suspects, and interviewing witnesses (and knowing when they are lying!). Among this guide’s special features are:
- A handy magnifier
- An ink pad for taking fingerprints
- A make-your-own periscope kit
- A foldout poster featuring a case to be solved!


I have never had so much fun with a kids book before!  How To Be A Detective starts off with a letter from the Investigator Extraordinaire himself, Sherlock Holmes and is jammed packed full of cool stuff!  A packet with all of the tools a good detective needs is attached, including an ink pad and a kit to make your very own periscope.

In a, "lift the flaps" style, the reader uncovers clues, tips and other helpful information like how to dust for fingerprints, footprints and even lip prints.  

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