Raincoast Books – Wallace and Grace!

And here we have it, the last of the books Aidan got to review! He thoroughly enjoyed reading this great variety of books and didn’t even seem to mind Mom quizzing him on the books! Book reviews start early in this house! Ha!

This time around we have a brand new series called Wallace and Grace, written by Heather Alexander! This time around I received an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) and it actually included both books #1 and #2! That was a bonus! And this series is one I think I’ll be keeping an eye on. Wallace and Grace happen to be two adorable owls who are friends and who have a business called “Night Owl Detective Agency”. They *love* to solve mysteries and help people in the process! The first book, “Wallace and Grace Take the Case” starts out with these two owls having no case! So instead they head off to play hide and seek! Before long they hear a voice calling “Help!” and off they fly to their new case! Edgar, the rabbit, had seen a ghost in the garden! Wallace and Grace have a process with their detective agency – Grace asks the questions and Wallace writes down the answers. They begin to question Edgar and pretty soon they head off to search for clues and to search for the answer! At first they thought that the ghost was the missing bed sheet off the clothesline, but then they realized that that didn’t solve the “spooky noise” portion of the case, so off they went to keep searching for more clues! Before long, they had found all of the answers and had solved the case!

The second book “Wallace and Grace and the Cupcake Caper” starts out with these two friends playing I Spy. But in the midst of it, they hear someone calling “Thief, thief!” They find their friend Monty, the chipmunk, looking quite disgruntled! His cupcake had gone missing! And Monty was quite sure he knew who had stolen it! He thought Sal, the groundhog, who wanted a taste of the cupcake (and Monty said no) had taken it! Pretty soon, our detective owls had two cases on their hands – they had to prove that Sal had *not* taken the cupcake and find out who had! Once again, Grace started asking questions and Wallace started writing down the answers. This time around they even had witnesses to question! And, as is often the case, sometimes it seems like there’s an easy answer, but when they discover the easy answer isn’t the right answer, they continue on their quest to find the truth! And they learned an important lesson – jumping to conclusions does not work when you’re detectives! Before long, the case is solved and they even succeeded in making everyone happy – even though the cupcake had indeed been eaten!

These books are sweet books with very cute illustrations by Laura Zarrin. She has illustrated quite a number books and is a very talented illustrator! Heather has also written a whole host of other books! There’s even another Wallace and Grace book, called “The Lost Puppy”! My son really enjoyed these little mysteries – and I like the subtle lessons that are included in the books! These books are listed as being for 5-7 year olds, but my son still enjoyed them at 8! Thanks to Raincoast Books for sharing another author and another set of great books with us! Sign up for their newsletter to stay in the know!

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  1. A search for a cupcake should go over well. Once again, I must comment on such great pics.

  2. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for a wonderful review Wallace and Grace and the Cupcake Caper sure sounds like an interesting story!

  3. I think my girl would really enjoy these titles!

  4. Those little owls looks so cute! Seems like some lovely stories.

  5. Owls are always a great hit as characters in story books in our home.

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    How adorable these stories sound, great graphics too. Another author to watch out for 🙂

  7. Good for you for creating an atmosphere for the love of books. Wallace and Grace looks great.

  8. Looks like these owl are very good in solving mysteries!

  9. kathy downey says:

    I think my grandkids would enjoy this story

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