Monday, January 21, 2013

Davey the Detective - The Bird Brain Books - written by Emlyn Chand, illustrated by Sarah Shaw

Davey the DetectiveAbout Book

Davey dubs himself the luckiest crow in the entire world when he finds a wonderful, shiny object. It even has a fantastic name: “paperclip.” Wow!

One dark and dreary day, Davey’s treasure goes missing, and he is beside himself with grief. Luckily, he knows just how he can find out which of the forest animals is to blame for the theft. Inspired by the torn pages of a Sherlock Holmes story that were used to fashion his nest, Davey calls on the help of Sarah the sparrow to investigate the mystery and, hopefully, retrieve his prize.

Together the two birds begin to collect clues. Their trail leads them straight to Mr. Bushtail, a greedy squirrel who keeps a giant store of objects in a hollowed-out tree trunk. When Mr. Bushtail refuses to cooperate, the two birds have no choice but to break into his tree house in search of the truth.

Justice will prevail and treasure will be found in this intriguing tale of mystery.

Davey the Detective is the second in a new series of color-illustrated books for children entitled The Bird Brain Books.

Published June 26th 2012 by Evolved Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1622531043
  • ISBN-13: 978-1622531042

Series:  The Bird Brain Books

Where to by: Amazon             

About Author

Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). Since then, she has always loved to hear and tell stories. When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available throughout the social media Internet world. Visit for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

Emlyn Chand
~ YA Author ~ President of Novel Publicity ~

My Thoughts

Davey the crow was out foraging one day and found a beautiful shiny object. He couldn't wait to get it home.  When he got home he twisted the object each and every way he could.  He could even wear it as a bracelet.  As he began to get sleepy he decided to hide his treasure in his nest so it would be safe.  It was his most valued treasure!

The next morning as soon as his eyes opened he started digging around in the nest where he had hidden his treasure.  But to no avail he could not find his shiny treasure.  He assumes someone must have stolen his treasure.  When Sarah the sparrow showed up chirping and chattering away he told her someone had stolen his most precious treasure.   He decides they will take the roles of Sherlock Holmes, Davey of course and Sarah as his sidekick Watson.   They would start an investigation of the stolen treasure.  They ended up accusing some of their friends.  Wish was not very nice. 

Will they be able to figure out who took Davey's treasure?  Will he continue to accuse more of his friends  hurting their feelings in the process?  Sarah realized this was not the way to find his treasure by offending his friends.

This is a darling book.  The author has a talent not of writing alone but of teaching.  Teaching a child about trust, definitely not to assume things, and to treat you neighbors with respect. Also that friends are to be valued.

I loved the characters especially the little cutie Sarah the sparrow.  She was a true friend.  Even  Mr. Whitetail was quite the gentleman even though his honor was being challenged.

The illustrator captured the little pair of detectives and their antics while investigating the missing treasure.  Also that of Mr. Whitetail and Mr. Bushtail and their habitats.

I highly recommend this book.

   I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a digital copy of this book by Evolved Publishing for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Patricia. I'm so glad you enjoyed Davey's adventure--wahoo! Thank you for joining me on my IO tour, and if you have a moment to cross-post this review to Amazon and GoodReads, I'd really appreciate it. My big goal for 2013 is to get the Bird Brain Books on more parents' radars!

    Em <3


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