I am a big fan of mysteries: books, movies, television shows and podcasts. Recently, George has taken an interest in solving mysteries around the house (The mystery of mama’s missing headphones. Hint: Alice put them in the Christmas tree.) so we’ve been reading some books with mystery-solving animals. These detectives are all funny, silly and probably not the ones you would actually call to solve your case of missing diamonds – but that’s why we love them.
by Angela Keoghan and Chris Lam Sam
Meet the world’s greatest cat detective, Inspector Brunswick, and his loyal assistant, Nelson.
Today they are at the museum for a well-deserved break until a mystery presents itself: The Admiral (a painting) is missing an eyebrow! The duo (well, mostly Nelson) solve the case in a funny and wonderfully illustrated way. Seriously. The Illustrations. I love them.
This book makes me want to drink some tea and speak in a British accent.
by Meg McLaren
In this book, we meet a Pigeon private investigator whose business is slow – just the way he likes it. Until a little canary won’t leave him alone desperate to find her missing friends.
When she goes missing, he takes on the case but gets himself a bit too close to the dangerous criminal.
This one has got insanely clever details in the illustrations (including the front and back pages) and a fun story line. I can’t help read this one with a 1940’s detective movie voice.
by Jason Gallaher and Jess Pauwels
Whobert, the Owl detective, finds Perry the Possum . . . . dead! Who? Whooo could have done it?
Was it Debbie the Duck or Freddie the Frog? The better question for this detective is if Perry is even dead or merely playing possum because he is terrified of Whobert’s gigantic talons?
This one is funny and my kids always giggle and yell at Whobert because . . . . well, I won’t spoil it for you.
Hope you enjoy these picks and as always,