A to Z Mysteries, The Haunted Hotel

Written by Ron Roy
Illustrated by John Steven Gurney

Reviewed by Caelyn T. (age 8)

There is a town named Green Lawn where there is always a mystery going on and Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose always solve them. In this book the three have solve to a ghost mystery because the ghost is trying to scare the guest’s out of the hotel. It’s up to Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose to figure out how to get the ghost out of the hotel. Will Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose figure out this mystery? You’ve got to read the book to find out.

My favorite character is Ruth Rose because she likes to wear one color on all of her clothes even her shoes and head band. I also like her because she’s smart and solves almost every mystery in all of the books. Another thing I like about her is she has a good eye and notices almost everything. This book is in the A to Z Mysteries series. In the series the characters never change and they are Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose. Also, in all of the books there is a mystery to solve and Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose solve them. In this book I like the illustrations because they show what’s happening. Once it said, “Ruth Rose plucked a hair from the door frame. Dink examined the hair.” The illustration was a close up on Ruth Rose and Dink’s faces with Ruth Rose holding the hair. I like the illustrations because of how the illustrator draws the expressions. When someone’s scared it shows that they are scared.

I recommend this book to second and third graders. For first graders and kindergarteners it would be too hard and for fourth it would be too easy. I also recommend this book to boys and girls who like mysteries.

Caelyn T. is a student in Ms. Quindazzi's 3rd Grade Class