Detective LB and Hopper: The Case of the Missing Chocolate Frogs | Dedicated Review
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Written by Janey Gaston
Illustrated by Anil Tortop
Age Range: 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Little Steps Publishing (September 30, 2020)
What to expect: Mystery, Animal Friends, Superheroes, and Chocolate
Who has been stealing the chocolate frogs from the candy store? Two animal friends, one of which has a penchant for comics and superheroes, have a mystery to solve! The enterprising detectives will need to look for clues if they are to crack this fun case that is perfect for young picture book readers.
Detective LB is a spectacle-wearing ladybug who loves unraveling mysteries. Her best friend and trusted sidekick is Hopper, a lovable, spirited bunny who can get carried away. Together they run the BunnyBugs Detective Agency. Business has been slow, but when Poppy the cat, of the PoppyCat Candy Company, bursts in the door, the pair springs into action to solve the case of the missing chocolate frogs.
Author Janey Gaston has created an entertaining story that will have readers readily collecting clues along with LB and Hopper. Her well-paced writing is enjoyably witty and pairs well with Anil Tortop’s candy-colored, cheery and animated artwork that drops perfect little chocolatey clues. Pure entertainment combines with a lesson of misunderstandings and owning up to one’s mistakes. Detective LB and Hopper: The Case of the Missing Chocolate Frogs is a book that is sure to please the kiddos!
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About the Author
Janey Gaston lives in Shreveport, Louisiana. Graduating in 2017 with her master’s degree in nursing, Janey works as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with both children and adults. Working with children, she discovered her passion for writing, particularly whilst attempting to put a smile on their faces. Reading and mysteries have been an influential part of her life since she was very young and would play “detective” with her grandmother. Her hobbies including reading, watching movies (particularly superhero flicks), and enjoying life with her friends, family, and cat, Poppy. Inspiration, for her, comes from a deep desire to entertain the children of the world.
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