Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review: #18 Mallory McDonald, Super Snoop by Laurie Friedman


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Mallory is on a mission. Max, her brother, is spending all his time with his girlfriend and won't allow Mallory around for ANY of it. Mallory wants to know what's going on when they're together. Are Max and Winnie hatching secret plans? Are they causing danger? And as Max's sister, doesn't she have the right to know? Mallory McDonald, Super Snoop, is determined to spy on them. But when she digs up the dirt she's looking for, she'll find that snooping is messy business!
MY TAKE:

I grew up on Nancy Drew, Harriet the Spy, and the Hardy Boys, so I enjoy mysteries like these.

Mallory McDonald, Super Snoop is about Mallory, a girl who becomes curious when her brother and his girlfriend won't include her when they are together.

This book is absolutely perfect for those young girls who are very curious. Even though her friends and babysitter tell her to let it go, Mallory doesn't listen to them. She insists on having her own way and as such, becomes a nuisance to her brother and his girlfriend.

I found Mallory annoying some of the time, but by the end of the book, I wasn't annoyed with her anymore. Much like her brother was with her, actually. I particularly enjoyed the illustrations. They are perfect for this type of book. I also enjoyed the recipe and other extra material at the end of the book. They remind me of the extra activities that could be find at the back part of some of the newer Sweet Valley Kids books. It's great because it gives you more value for your money.

Thanks to Netgalley and Darby Creek for the e-ARC.

THE GOOD:

  1. The illustrations are cute and fit the story well.
  2. Kids will be able to relate to Mallory or the other characters in the book.
  3. The recipe and activities at the end of the book are great for keeping kids busy longer.

THE BAD:

  1. Mallory can be annoying.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
It's covered in bread. White bread. Wheat bread. Thick bread. Thin bread. Rye bread. French bread. Bagels. Hot dog buns. And even tortillas.
READ IT IF:

  1. Your kid likes mystery books.
  2. You want to teach your child when it's okay and when it's not okay to snoop.
  3. You are looking for books that have activities that your child can do.

RATING:
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