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Davey the Detective (A Bird Brain Book)

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Evolved Publishing brings you the second of the BIRD BRAIN BOOKS by Emlyn Chand, "Davey the Detective." This children's picture book, with full color illustrations by artist Sarah Shaw, is perfect for kids 3-6 years old.

Davey dubs himself the luckiest crow in the entire world when he finds a wonderful, shiny object. It even has a fantastic name: "paperclip." Wow!

One dark and dreary day, Davey's treasure goes missing, and he is beside himself ...

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Overview

Evolved Publishing brings you the second of the BIRD BRAIN BOOKS by Emlyn Chand, "Davey the Detective." This children's picture book, with full color illustrations by artist Sarah Shaw, is perfect for kids 3-6 years old.

Davey dubs himself the luckiest crow in the entire world when he finds a wonderful, shiny object. It even has a fantastic name: "paperclip." Wow!

One dark and dreary day, Davey's treasure goes missing, and he is beside himself with grief. Luckily, he knows just how he can find out which of the forest animals is to blame for the theft. Inspired by the torn pages of a Sherlock Holmes story that were used to fashion his nest, Davey calls on the help of Sarah the sparrow to investigate the mystery and, hopefully, retrieve his prize.

Together the two birds begin to collect clues. Their trail leads them straight to Mr. Bushtail, a greedy squirrel who keeps a giant store of objects in a hollowed-out tree trunk. When Mr. Bushtail refuses to cooperate, the two birds have no choice but to break into his tree house in search of the truth.

Justice will prevail and treasure will be found in this intriguing tale of mystery.

"Davey the Detective" is the second in a new series of color-illustrated books for children: BIRD BRAIN BOOKS.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622531073
  • Publisher: Evolved Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Pages: 42
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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  • Posted December 26, 2013

    Very often, children's Halloween stories have no redeeming merit

    Very often, children's Halloween stories have no redeeming merits. I have found them to be fun, but there is no teaching involved. Not so with this book! This book is fun, and yet the true spirit of Halloween is emphasized. Parents can feel good about having their children read this book and enjoy Halloween, and there is nothing scary. I wish I had discovered this book when my daughter was younger because she is way past the age of reading it. However, it is the ideal book to read in September/October. I truly enjoyed the illustrations in this one! Excellent values in this one.

    I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Lots of lessons to be learned from this story

    Bird Brain books all tell a story from a bird's perspective in order to teach some lessons. In this story, Davey finds a paperclip and hides it in his nest right before bed. This is a characteristic of certain birds where they hoard shiny objects. When Davey wakes up, he digs through his nest for his treasure only to find it missing. Instead of calmly looking for it he decides that his treasure must have been stolen. He uses this as an opportunity to become a detective, something he has always dreamed of doing. He acquires a sidekick and goes in search of his lost paperclip. During his adventure, they accuse a completely innocent deer of being a thief without any real evidence. They also assume a squirrel is guilty and sneak into his home at night, destroying his stacks of nuts and scaring him in his sleep. The result of these assumptions is that Davey's sidekick finds his paperclip in Davey's nest right where he left it. You may be wondering what lesson a kid might learn from this story. I see a couple of lessons here. When you assume you make...Oh you probably know the rest of that one. Never trespass. Never accuse someone of something you aren't certain they did. The end of the story tells us that Davey learns the value of a real friend as well. Of course if you haven't read a Bird Brain book before, you really need to check out the art. The illustrations are always cute and sometimes humorous as well.

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