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Thursday, 29 November 2012

The Missing Snowman heads out.......

....into the wide world, hopefully spreading delight wherever it pitches up. Prior to its travels, there was some extensive road testing. Skene School in Scotland were introduced to it one chilly day not so long ago and the result is here:

We were very lucky to be asked to preview and give our opinions on a new book written by author David Ruffle. The book called Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Snowman is a lovely story about a little girl Henrietta who loses her snowman and asks Sherlock Holmes to help her find out where he has gone.

Most of the children enjoyed the story and thought the illustrations were very interesting too.

Crawford said, “It was fantastic!"

Rikey Austin

“An excellent story – I liked it all,” said Alfie.

Caitlin thought the story was brilliant especially when Henrietta kissed Sherlock Holmes on the cheek to say thank you for finding her snowman.         

Leah at 'The Well-Read Sherlockian' let her children loose on our 'missing friend'. The result is here:

'Having been blessed with three little people myself, I thought I’d give The Missing Snowman a field test. My kids are 10, 9, and 7–the first two a little older than Ruffle’s target audience, but since they still enjoy being read to, I figured they’d do in a pinch, so we snuggled up on the couch before bedtime. Here are their reactions:':

Daughter, 10: “Sherlock Holmes is like a mysterious character. He likes kids and talks to them so they can understand things.”

Son, 9: “It was great!”

Son, 7: “It was awesome!”

Star Rating: 5 stars out of 5 “This is a wonderful book that gets it right.”

Sherlock Holmes and The Missing Snowman is available from all good bookshops including in the USA Amazon , in the UK Amazon and Waterstones. For elsewhere Book Depository who offer free delivery worldwide.

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