If you're looking for a way to stay cool these final hot days of summer, how about a dip in the water with Author Kelly Hashway's adorable characters from her new picture book, FISH DETECTIVES? Well, not literally, but when we read we can pretend we're there, right?
Don't you feel cooler already just looking at this lovely cover?
Here are my thoughts about this fun story.
FISH DETECTIVES Review
By Kelly Hashway
Illustrations by K C Snyder
Fish tanks have fish in them, right? Most tanks also contain plants and water and perhaps small pebbles lining the bottom. Author Kelly Hashway has written a story about a fish tank that contains all of these things and more. In FISH DETECTIVES, Ms. Hashway’s picture book for young readers, we meet Alexander and Horatio, Fish Detectives. Now you might wonder what a fish detective does.
Well, Alexander and Horatio are new in the detective business and finally have their first case: a treasure chest in the tank that suddenly appears out of nowhere. How did it get there? What’s inside it? And who is the figure standing beside the chest? Is it a fish or a human? The way the fish detectives go about solving the mystery will have you cheering for them to succeed. Young readers might even have a word or two of advice to help the detectives in their search for the answer.
Illustrator K C Snyder’s lovely artwork of blue water, green plants and colorful flowers make the reader feel like he or she is underwater along with the detectives. Alexander and Horatio’s bright orange and white colors remind me of goldfish we once had. Will our hero detectives discover what’s in the treasure chest and who the figure is, or will they lose their very first case? To find the answer, you must read FISH DETECTIVES. I think you’ll be glad you did.
Kelly Hashway has written a fun story that would make a nice addition to school libraries, public libraries and of course your own library. Books also make great gifts for the children you know.
And now for the big announcement.
The winners of my Back to School Giveaway have been notified, and they are:
I LIVE IN A DOGHOUSE eBook - Chrys Fey
WEIRD NOISES IN THE NIGHT paperback - Medeia Sharif
FRANKIE'S PERFECT HOME - paperback - Kelly Hashway
A huge thank you to everyone that entered. You're the best.