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Children's LiteratureIt does not seem possible that Cam Jansen has been around for twenty-five years, but the sticker on the book notes that this is a 25th anniversary publication. Cam is excited because her mother is expecting a baby, and it looks like her new sister will be born on Valentine's Day. Cam heads off to the hospital with her best friend Eric Shelton and his mother. The mystery starts when Mrs. Shelton's purse, which contains her car keys, appears to be missing. It takes Cam's photographic and deductive skills to help catch the person who has been stealing purses to get car keys and then hijacking cars from the hospital parking lot. The book has a great ending because Cam not only gets a new sister but also a brother. The twins are wrapped in blankets covered with hearts to give this book more Valentine appeal. It is an interesting mystery and a pleasant story for those starting to read chapter books. The last part of the book reprises some of the earlier stories which may encourage kids to go and get them from the library to read more of Cam's mystery-solving adventures. 2005, Viking/Penguin, Ages 7 to 9.