Friday, February 18, 2011

The Crypto-Capers Review/Giveaway

My daughter was excited when she found out that she was going to be able to write her first official review, all by herself!  She was even more excited when she found out that it would be on a mystery series that she would take part in solving. 

The book is called The Case of the Missing Sock, and is part of the Crypto-Capers series. 

Here is her review:

The Crypto-Capers, Max and Mia Holmes, their friend Morris, and their helper Granny solve mysteries and crimes. On the way, they find clues called cryptograms that help them solve cases. A cryptogram is a mixed up puzzle. For instance:

A P P X

It goes like this first of all. An E turns into a B and so forth. So A becomes L, double P's are double O's, and the X becomes K.

L O O K

The Case of the Missing Sock tells the story of when the Crypto-Capers have to look for a sock with a valuable pair of glasses in it. Is it the man's wife? Is it the man who owns the Sunny Hill Country Club? Or is it Mr. Delacomb himself? Find out in The Crypto-Capers and the Case of the Missing Sock. I think the interesting part is that you use the key to crack the codes.

I like this book because it is very hard to wait for the end. It was a good book and I think that if you like mysteries and if you like anticipation, then I know you will enjoy it. I am looking forward to getting the next book in the series.    


My Thoughts:  Although I personally did not read the book, my daughter just loved it!  My husband and I helped her with the first cryptogram to get her started and we like how it gets the child involved in the story and really makes them think.  The reader must help the detectives solve the case by solving these various puzzles and cryptograms.  I also like that the puzzles after book 1 become more challenging, so we are looking forward to reading more in the series.

Find Out More:  You can find out more and purchase The Case of the Missing Sock and others in the series from the author's website.  There she talks a little about the cryptograms and how to use the cipher key to solve them.  The books are great for a 4th grade reading level and up.  Renee Hand is an award winning romance novelist and children's author. 

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So, here's how to enter to win The Case of the Missing Sock!  For each comment, you will get one (1) entry.  

1. Visit Renee's Children's Book Review blog and follow her using GFC.

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8. Grab my button to the right and put in on your blog and you get TWO entries! (leave a separate comment for both).

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One random winner will be selected using Random.org on Friday, February 25, 2011. (U.S. Entries only.) If I am unable to reach the winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected. Your entry is only valid if you include a way for me to contact you (either an email address in your comment or on your profile).

Disclosure: This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.

  

56 comments:

The Crypto-Capers Series

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am glad that you liked book 1 in my Crypto-Capers series. I look forward to answering any questions anyone has and can't wait to send out a signed copy of my book to the winner. Thanks everyone!
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