by Frances Moloney
This book is so appealing that adults may want to read it, even though it is a children’s title. The illustrations in the cartoon style are delightful and the text is an easy read.
The author’s note lets readers know that Jake’s mum has a mental health condition. It is portrayed in the pages that follow in a sensitive manner. This could lead to some helpful conversation in families.
Jake is a good narrator. I like how he directly addresses the reader and I adore his use of all caps. They let readers key into the feelings of the story.
Will Jake find his mum? How will he go about solving his case? What else will happen to him over the course of the book?
Readers will admire Jake and kudos to him for his resilience. This title is ecommended for young chapter book readers.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Pushkin Press for this title. All opinions are my own.
This title was published in November 2022.