Authors: Dan Waddell and Jim Smith
Publication: October 9, 2012
By: Candlewick Press
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.
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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