Published by Griffin Publication, Young Detective by Sumita Bose offers 12 short detective stories suitable for age group 9 to 14 years and teenagers. The book is presented in such a way that it will bring out the detective skills of young malleable minds. The kids may begin seeing themselves as little Sherlock Holmes.
Each story offers a new mystery to solve. At the end of each story, the readers are asked to answer a question rather than being provided with direct clarification to the mystery. This makes for a fun and interactive reading experience as the readers need to use their mind for solving the mystery.
The stories are not tough or complicated with characters, neither sanguinary in nature. It’s about every day crimes that we often see in movies or hear in neighborhood. Light and enticing stories that we as kids loved to hear and solve by ourselves. Many of the stories are staged against homely ambience and school. ‘Sports Day’ is quite a common story that you might have experienced in your school.
‘The Laptop’ is about one such student who loves to damage teacher’s property. But his name was enough to have him caught. The thefts by strangers and relatives may look puny but the way detectives and police solved them is super exciting, especially when you check back the puzzle in the answer key.
Young Detective by Sumita Bose pricks the problem solving skills of young readers. On the whole, the book is a useful resource with blending of fun and learning. It’ll help young kids to think and solve the puzzles in an out of box manner. This will help their young brains to develop and think beyond and out of the box for solutions. A must include book in your library to inculcate reading passion in young kids.
About the Author:
Sumita Bose is a versatile writer. She has authored several mathematics books, the first autism book as per Indian socio-cultural set up and contributed significantly to science content for educational portals.
She also writes short stories and puzzles for popular children’s magazines. She is an educator with 25 years of teaching experience. She has won several awards for contribution to education. Her autism book has been placed in India book of records 2016.