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Review: Snoop Troop

October 25, 2014

Snoop Troop

When the merry-go-round at the amusement park and some of the playground equipment at the school disappear, fourth grader Logan Lang springs into action; she is a detective after all.  Classmate Gustavo Muchomacho wants to help and she reluctantly agrees.

Someone has trained moles to steal things kids love and now they’re demanding the kids’ lunch money as ransom.  As Logan and Gustavo race to solve the mystery, they discover they make a pretty good team.

Snoop Troop: It Came from Beneath the Playground by Kirk Scroggs is a fun graphic mystery that borders on silly at times.  There are clues scattered throughout the book and young readers are encouraged to try to solve the mystery.  The end of the book features some fun activity pages for kids.

Logan and Gustavo are endearing characters and the terrific illustrations throughout the book enhance the story.  The mystery is pretty basic but that’s what I’d expect at this level.  Early readers are sure to love this fun book – I know I would have when I was young.  I couldn’t find confirmation anywhere but I feel sure Snoop Troop is the first book in a great new series.

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site tomorrow.

Review copy provided by Hachette Books. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
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8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2014 9:02 am

    Kids love silly! This sounds great!

  2. October 25, 2014 12:52 pm

    Kathy,

    This does sound like fun! I like how the genres are mixing, like to create this graphic mystery.

    Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

  3. Patty permalink
    October 25, 2014 1:13 pm

    Kids love books like this!

  4. October 25, 2014 2:14 pm

    Sounds like a fun book for kids! I read a similar book, Maisy And The Missing Mice by Elizabeth Woodrum. I loved it so I’m sure I’d love this book too, as would my grandson.

  5. October 26, 2014 10:16 am

    I love early reader books! The variety and abundance for kids these days in books far exceeds what we had as children. So many great ways to get kids reading!

  6. booknaround permalink
    October 26, 2014 11:37 am

    I love hearing about books that are too young for my own crew. It helps make me the cool book aunt with the much younger niece and nephews at Christmas time. 🙂

  7. October 27, 2014 9:38 pm

    Silly and clues to solve-forget kids, I think I’d love it!

  8. bookingmama permalink
    November 4, 2014 7:20 am

    Maybe Booking Son will take a look at this one. I can’t get him to read much of anything that isn’t sports related.

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