Reviewed by Sydney C. (age 8)
This book by Carolyn Keene is a very entertaining mystery. In my opinion, Abby, from Team Weasel, is rude, sassy, and mean. I think that because Bess gives her a compliment and Abby answers back with a tone. When looking at Bess notes, “Pink is my favorite color.” Abby answers back, “It’s not pink, it’s dusty rose!” Abby also wants to be the one who makes the enrichment toys for the animals. That’s why I think Abby, is rude, sassy, and mean. My favorite part is when Team Weasel puts a fake snake in Abby’s bag to scare Nancy, Bess, and George. The part I like about that is when Bess screams, “SNAAAAAAAKE!” because she is so scared. My favorite illustration in the book is when Team Panda is at a party to celebrate the end of camp and they are dancing with funny animal masks. Bess has a bear mask and George has a sheep mask. Nancy is wearing a giraffe mask. The picture shows them dancing and laughing together. It makes me giggle. That is why I liked the book.
I would recommend this book to second to third graders who enjoy reading mysteries. I think these readers would enjoy it because there are many possible suspects who could have stolen the toys. The book really kept me on my toes because I wanted to figure out where the missing toys went. Carolyn Keene did a great job keeping the mystery going. This book also involves a lot of teamwork to solve the mystery. That is why I would recommend this book to second to third graders.