From their aquarium in the window of an apartment in a New York high rise, two bickering turtles manage to solve a very real crime without ever leaving their tank. They are pets, limited to swimming and fighting over the right to sit on the one rock in their tank. One day, while looking out the window, they see a crime committed: a little girl's violin is stolen by a bad man who grabs it and runs away. The turtles are the only witnesses, and because they are turtles, nobody can hear them call for help. This is the story of how they manage to solve the crime and bring the thief to justice and thus become: Miles and Fargo, turtle detectives.
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The Case of the Pinched Stradivarius: The Adventures of Miles and Fargo: Turtle Detectives based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This cute children's book follows the tale of two inspiring and curious turtles in New York (based on real turtles). They live in their aquarium on the windowsill, so are able to see the world around them. They are really smart turtles, who discover they can talk to the dogs if they remain under water. One day they witnessed the robbery of a very special violin, a Stradivarius, from a young girl. They try to let their mom and the dogs know what happened and where it is now. They finally get the message across and the dogs save the violin. Of course they get all the credit and the turtles are left swimming around their tank. This was a well written children's book that is engaging and full of humor. You can't help laugh at Miles and Fargo and their antics with each other. The same goes for their furry siblings, who do not seem to be the brightest dogs out there. The illustrations helped to bring the story to life. What I liked the most was that in front of each sentence had a picture of the character who was speaking, it helped to make us feel as though we were a part of the story. This was a very different format, but for young children it helps them know who is speaking. This is a great story from start to finish that all children will enjoy, especially animal lovers. A great mystery for younger readers. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book to read.