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Publisher's Note:

Twins Bradley and Brian Pinto are getting ready to celebrate Mother's Day by treating their mom to a show by Hypo, the world's greatest hypnotist. Brian hopes that if Hypo can hypnotize his mom into loving ducks, then she will let him raise ducks in their backyard. But when the Pinto family gets home from the show, the twins' mom starts acting strange. She splashes in the bathtub for hours, she leaves corn kernels all over, and—could it be?—she quacks! Bradley thinks his mom has actually turned into a duck! How did this happen? Can Bradley and Brian, with help from their friends Lucy and Nate, turn their mom back into their mom?…

Overall Book Review:

Perfection!  These pint-sized mystery plots are engaging, humorous, and ideal for young children and independant young readers.  Showcasing the younger siblings from the highly acclaimed A to Z Mysteries books, author Ron Roy has given us another winning series.  I read these titles aloud to my 3, 5, and 7 year old children.  When I had to stop for the night, they cried for me to keep reading.  My 3 year-old even spent the following day chatting and speculating about what she thought was going to happen next!  I have nothing but total admiration for author Ron Roy and his gift for crafting enthralling, thoughtful, and age-appropriate mysteries for children.  These are winning books that will have children everywhere asking, no, begging, for more!

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Random House Children’s Books



Content Analysis:

These are definitely Squeaky Clean Reads.  The publisher recommends these titles for ages 9-12.  However, I found that my 3, 5, and 7 year-old children were all very engaged with these stories as well.  These would be great read-aloud choices.  Also, if you have an independant reader who is Pre-K to 2nd grade, these books would be good selections, as the storylines are completely appropriate for very young readers.

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