Friday, December 20, 2013

The Case of the Crafty Christmas Crooks: Blogtour and a {very special} Guest Review

About the Book:

Buckley and Bogey, Cat Detectives, find their next case hits a little too close to home. Because someone has been breaking into houses and stealing all the Christmas presents! And the first two robberies even took place in their very own neighborhood. Holy Catnip! Of course, the boys leap in on all fours to investigate right away. Then it isn't long before they realize they are dealing with some real criminal masterminds, since these burglars know exactly how to cover their tracks. Plus, the crooks have the whole town of St. Gertrude on edge and they're threatening to ruin Christmas for everyone.

But figuring out the identity of the Christmas Crooks isn't the only mystery around. After all, Buckley had just been adopted from the cat shelter this year, and this was the first he'd ever heard about Christmas. And he quickly finds out there is a lot to learn! From Christmas trees to Santa Claus, and jingle bells to the birth of baby Jesus, the real meaning of Christmas is a mystery to him. But he and Bogey can't really enjoy any of it until the Christmas Crooks are caught. That's because it becomes very clear, very quick — these Christmas Crooks have set their sights on the boys' house, too! And the burglars are headed straight for their door. Holy Mackerel!

Catch your own copy on amazon for Kindle {here}.

Originally we'd planned a double review with one of my favorite young readers and myself, but I've been terribly under the weather and didn't get to finish Buckley and Bogey's story! Thankfully, Miss Lauren (the perfect age for this middle-grade read) finished right on time and here's what she had to say:

What did you like about the book?
I love how [Buckley and Bogey] thought they knew who was in their house but it was really something else… I really liked how they tried to put all the clues together to solve the case, it was a good mystery.

I thought they were right, too… so I was surprised at the end too.

What did you not like so much?
When they first started having problems and something was going and breaking in to houses I was a little scared, but once I read more of it each time I felt better – especially reading it out loud to my sister.

I didn’t really not like anything else about it!

Why would you recommend it to a friend?
I would probably tell my friends it was a good book to read because lots of my friends that I know like mysteries and they would probably like this one… I liked it a lot so I think they would too.

What are some words you would use to describe the book?
Exciting, Interesting, a nice Mystery

And, at the end, they found the true meaning of Christmas!

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With many thanks to the author who provided Lauren with her very own copy of the book in exchange for her honest review:
As Lauren said, When I opened the book on a beginning page it said “To Lauren – Merry Christmas from: Cindy Vincent” It was pretty exciting to know that she gave it to me – that was pretty cool!
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Make sure to check out all the blogtour info {here} to get in on the wonderful Pinterest Contests and more!

A Little More About my guest reviewer, Lauren:

She says this may seem a little “odd” but Lauren’s favorite food is oven roasted turkey! Miss Lauren loves to read, especially likes Disney (that’s her favorite place!) and anything purple!

I’m sure she’d love to hear from you in the comments below, too :-)

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