Title: Katie Fry Private Eye: The Lost Kitten
Author: Katherine Cox
Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley Newton
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Summary: Katie may be small, but she has a big brain. And Katie loves to solve mysteries. When the mailman tells her that he saw a lost kitten in the park, Katie is on the case. She finds the kitten and looks for clues. Soon she finds his collar and knows where he lives. Katie returns the kitten, but the Kitten wants to join her in her Mystery Solving Business. So the kitten joins Katie at her stand. And since he lives right next door, he’s sure to go home at the end of the day.
Literary Merit: Easy to read. Nice mystery format for beginning readers.
Kid Appeal: Mysteries are fun to solve and this one keeps the reader involved in collecting clues and solving the case. And, of course… kittens!
Disclaimer: This book was nominated for the 2015 CYBILS Award in the Easy Reader category. This review is shared as part of the Round One Judging. It is solely my own opinion and not influenced by any other parties.