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Mina Mistry Investigates: The Case of the Disappearing Pets

Disappearing hamsters? Vanishing toads? Missing snails? This needs investigating.
This looks like a case for Mina Mistry.

Pets. Mina doesn’t have any. This is super inconvenient when it’s Showcase Your Pets week at school.
Unfortunately, Mina’s best friend Holly doesn’t have any pets either now that her hamster s gone missing. And has anyone seen Danny’s pet toad?

An explosion at the local pet shop shows Mina that this pet palaver can’t be a coincidence. But why is someone stealing all the animals? What do they want them for?

Suitable 7 – 9 Years

Price £6.99 Available Amazon, Waterstones, Bookshop.org and all booksellers

Bizziebaby Gold Award Winner 2021 Children’s Books Category 

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Mina Mistry Investigates: The Case of the Disappearing Pets Reviews

Product Tested By Donna Liddiard – Noah 7 Years

Donna Awarded The Mina Mistry Investigates: The Case of the Disappearing Pets book 5/5

Noah was really excited to get started and read the book. Noah loved the idea of a mystery story suitable for his age. Noah loved that the title was in a magnifying glass. I thought it appeared to be aimed more at girls but Noah did not agree with this. Noah loved the story. It was written in small chunks so easy to follow. Noah was captivated by the story.  The illustrations did bring the book to life and helped Noah to picture the characters. The illustrations were really good. He read this every day until book was finished which took him just under a week. We would definitely buy more books in the series. Noah seemed to really love the mystery element which can be quite tricky to find for his age. Thin pages and cover which could tear easily but recyclable. This is on par with other books for similar ages. I didn’t read it as Noah read independently. Noah liked the surprise elements of the story. I would buy this book as Noah loved it. I would recommend for the same reason. Initially I thought that the target audience was girls due to the characters and the cover being purple but Noah did not think this. He loved it and would definitely be interested in other similar stories. Donna Liddiard – Noah 7 Years

Product Tested By Clair Lumsley – Daughter 8 Years

Clair Awarded The Mina Mistry Investigates: The Case of the Disappearing Pets book 5/5

When this arrived it looked colourful and exciting. Very engaging book and loved the use of so many pictures. The front cover really grabbed my daughter’s attention when it arrived. The images are excellent and she loved the coloured page edges. She enjoyed reading this book and the pictures helped engage her and keep her interested from start to finish. Again, the amount of pictures throughout the book keep her engaged and informed. The illustrations definitely bought the book to life.  My daughter often gave me an explanation about a part of the story, then showed me the image to match. Quality is excellent and very engaging for my 8 year old and very realistic. She would read this nearly every night at bedtime. We have already purchase more in the series. Excellent quality paper and images. Very good value.  It is slightly better value than other similar type books in store/online. I liked the excellent images throughout the whole book, and the colour scheme.  My daughter also loved the images and the colour scheme. I would recommend as would make a lovely gift. This book is excellent, exciting, great quality and value for money. Actually couldn’t fault it. Clair Lumsley – Daughter 8 Years

Product Tested By Caroline Duncan – Lily 7 Years

Caroline Awarded The Mina Mistry Investigates: The Case of the Disappearing Pets book 4.8/5

My daughter thought  it looked very exciting and loved that it was about pets. She thought it was great. It had a bit of an element of something bad was happening without it being too concerning or scary for her age. she liked the paw prints and the picture looked fun with the girls and hamster. She read through it within a week as it kept her gripped. This book did keep her entertained as she was worried for the pets, so wanted to know what had happened to them. She said some of the illustrations made her laugh. She isn’t interested in books without pictures yet. The illustrations are appropriate for her age.  The characters are similar in style to those she watches in online programmes. Only once so far, but she was part way through a 12 book set of How to Train your Dragon when I asked her to read this.  She was happy to stop and read this book as it was also up her street.  She has gone back to the dragon set to finish it, then wants to read this again after, then others from this set. At the time (before this questionnaire) she already asked to get more of the book on the back cover of the book as she enjoyed this one.  I’d be happy to buy more as she really enjoyed it. The cover is good quality and the printing.  However, the pages are a bit thin as she sometimes struggled to turn the page.  After reading the book it is still in great condition though, so they weren’t thin enough to tear.  The purple sides of the pages make the book look fun too. £6.99 seems a bit expensive, but £5-£6 seems more the price I’d expect to pay. This book seemed aimed at her age and interests and had her glued reading it through. My daughter loved that it was about pets as she’s animal mad. I would buy this book as the way the text is written with variation and the font makes it look fun in addition to the illustrations.  She took no persuasion to read it and ploughed through it quickly. I would recommend as great for kids her age who are starting to read longer books to themselves and is a story that is fun for them. Words she used to describe the book are funny, interesting, exciting, she was worried for the pets, made her curious. She really enjoyed the story and wanted to find out where they were going. The illustrations and text are appropriate for the story and her age.  It’s a good sized book for her to read in bed comfortably. Caroline Duncan – Lily 7 Years

 

would buy this book as Noah loved it. I would recommend for the same reason. Initially I thought that the target audience was girls due to the characters and the cover being purple but Noah did not think this. He loved it and would definitely be interested in other similar stories.

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Donna Awarded The Mina Mistry Investigates: The Case of the Disappearing Pets book 5/5

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