About the Book:
In the midst of having her friends visit her rock collection, Maple Moo’s rare mineral goes missing from underneath her large cow nose. She instantly turns to Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill, the most famous detectives in Acorn Valley to find it. They didn’t know the task was going to be an impossible one. The suspects were hard to figure out. Was it Candy Cardinal, who committed the crime? She collects various gemstones to make jewelry. Brutus and Betty Blue Beaver also collect minerals and have a fancy quartz collection. Liam the Llama looks suspicious with his igneous rocks and exploding volcano, or was it Huckleberry Moose with his sedimentary rock collection? Joe-Joe and Biscuit find themselves at a loss until some bullies roar into town. Will the detectives be able to find the missing mineral? Or, will this be a case they won’t be able to close? Find out in case #2 in the Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill Series – Mineral Mischief. Look for various activities in the back of the book concerning rocks and minerals for added learning. Bubbling rocks, anyone?
About the Author:
Renee Hand writes because it is a passion in her heart. She is a homeschool parent and likes to create books that educate and inspire the children of today. She was born in Michigan and still lives there with her husband and two children. She has a degree in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry. Renee is the author of the amazing mystery series known as the Crypto-Capers Series that encourages children to read by incorporating several topics of interest. The reader participates into the story by solving cryptograms and puzzles to solve the case. She is also the author of the Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill Series, which focuses on animal detectives. This series is a great way to teach children about animals in a fun and interesting way that captures the reader’s attention and yet fills them with knowledge they will be learning about in school. All books are great to use in a classroom setting to supplement various topics or to just enjoy. Renee is an award-winning author, receiving awards such as a Best Book Award, a National Literary Award and a Preferred Choice award for her children’s series and adult books. She has just recently won a Seal of Excellence award in Storytelling for her Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill Series. She has been writing for over twenty years and when she is not spending time with her family or participating in author events, she is coaching and playing tennis, as well as doing research for her books and many other things that keep her busy. Not quite sure what a cryptogram is and want to learn more? Visit the author’s website at www.reneeahand.com to learn about cryptograms and how to solve the ones that are in the books.
I became acquainted with Mssrs. Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill when I reviewed the first book in this series, The Great Pie Catastrophe. That book was delightful and this second book is just as much fun. Maybe even more so! Mineral Mischief is all about rocks and I love rocks. From the gemstones I use to create my jewelry to the miscellaneous rocks I have picked up on our travels these pieces of the earth fascinate me.
Our intrepid heroes are tasked with finding out who stole Maple Moo’s very rare and very pricey mineral. She had visitors and when they left the mineral was gone! She could not believe that one of her friends would steal the favorite of her collection but it surely did not grow legs and walk out on its own! Our detectives go off to interview Maple’s visitors who are also rock collectors; each one collecting a different type of rock. This allows the young reader to learn about each type – gemstone, igneous, quartz and sedimentary. The lessons are taught in an easy and fun way as the detectives themselves learn both about the rocks and their suspects.
They use their brain power and various instruments from Biscuit Bill’s magic pocket the boys ultimately work their way through the suspect pool and ….. well you will have to read the book to see if they solve the crime. heh
This is another great entry into the Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill series. The writing moves along quickly and educates without preaching. There are experiments in the back of the book that enhance the reading experience and further teach the child about rocks and their properties.
Disclosure: I received a copy of Mineral Mischief gratis. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post.
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