The Case of the Pizza Pie Spy (Clues Kids)

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9780816716999: The Case of the Pizza Pie Spy (Clues Kids)

While searching for a bike thief, the Clues Kids, five foster children living with Chief Klink and his wife, investigate the suspicious activities at a local pizza parlor.

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These mysteries revolve around the sleuthing adventures of five foster children, including a Vietnamese boy and an African-American boy. The children, ranging in ages from 8 to 12, live with the town's kindhearted, retired police chief and his wife. Although each child has been assigned, so to speak, a special talent or eccentricity, the characters lack depth. Readers may have difficulty keeping them straight, especially when the children start calling one another by their code names. Also, they are a little too amiable and dedicated a group to be believable, particularly when one considers the differences in their ages. The antics they go through to solve their cases are far-fetched, the plots are contrived, and the outcomes are predictable. The writing is forced, and despite cliffhangers sprinkled liberally throughout, the stories progress at a plodding pace, with each chapter decorated with one full-page drawing. Better choices of mysteries for transitional readers are David Adler's "Cam Jansen" books (Viking) or stories by Mary Blount Christian, Scott Corbett, and Elizabeth Levy .
-Laura Culberg, Chicago Public Library Cultural Center
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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