Book 3 in Juliet Jacka's addictive new Frankie Potts series for readers ages 7-10.
Book 3 in Juliet Jacka's addictive new Frankie Potts series for readers ages 7–10.
Meet Frankie Potts, the village of Tring's number-one girl detective. She has flaming red hair, a questioning mind and a very clever dog named Sparkplug. And she is REALLY good at solving mysteries.
Frankie's list of mysteries to solve is getting longer by the day. Firstly, her mum is acting very strangely –she's tired, grumpy and feels sick all the time. And then there's Grandma M, who keeps dropping hints about expanding her troupe of performing greyhounds: Tinkerbell, Titania and Tiramisu.
With her detective sidekick Mac, Frankie travels to Giggleswick to find out about the mysterious Gideon R. Best, Animal Trainer Extraordinaire, and why he sent a postcard – with two kisses on it – to Frankie's mum. How can Frankie work out what an overweight donkey, a cuddle-obsessed pig and a pooing parrot have to do with anything? And why has Tinkerbell started to waddle?
Kaboom! Things are getting explosive in Frankie's family. She had better start solving ...
“My own 8-year-old loves these gentle mysteries. She found the writing easy and simple to follow and the story engaging enough to stay up and read the whole thing in a single Friday night. Mixed with Phoebe Morris' clever and quirky black and white drawings, some including paws across empty pages, she was quietly giggling away to herself at times.”
Tim Gruar, The Reader, Booksellers New Zealand Blog