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[Following is a volunteer review of "Serendipity Mystery: Diary of a Snoopy Cat" by R.F. Kristi.]
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Inca & Company, an animal detective agency, goes to various places solving detective mysteries with their humanoid Mom and Dad. Inca, a Siberian cat, is the head of the company. What mystery are they going to solve this time?

An antique sword and some gold coins have been stolen from the Colombo Museum, and Detective Solo has been invited by the director of the Colombo Museum to investigate the case of the stolen treasures at the museum. The animal detectives are curious to find out who stole the sword and gold coins. Who stole the treasures? Will the animal detectives help Solo solve this case, or will they just have fun at the beach with their new animal friends?

Serendipity Mystery: Diary of a Snoopy Cat is the book seven of the Inca Cat Detective Series by R.F. Kristi, edited by Tim Aucoin, and illustrated by Jorge Valle. It is suitable for children within the age range of 7-12. Being an avid lover of animals, R.F. Kristi has written the Inca book series to promote love and respect for animals, especially among children.

This book features new animal characters like Rani (the water turtle), Meena (the baby elephant), etc. Together, they help Inca & Company solve this mystery case. There are vital moral lessons that kids can learn from this story, especially learning to work cooperatively with others rather than trying to do it all alone. Inca & Company may not have solved this case if they had not cooperated with the other animals.

What I like most are the illustrative pictures and humorous statements which made me laugh. I also liked the mild suspense. This book would be more fun when reading to a group of kids. However, what I disliked most were the unnecessary errors, mostly wrong spellings and missing close quotes. This is unlike other Inca book series I have read, which were properly edited. Aside from the errors, there are no negatives. Any reader would love this book.

The writing style is very descriptive and narrative, written from Inca’s perspective. The story is engaging, and the pace is well-developed. The book was not proofread carefully. I noticed several errors. The book is worth four stars, but I’d have to rate it 3 out of 4 stars because of the errors.

I strongly recommend this book to children and teachers of kids. Parents can also read this book as a bedtime story to their kids.

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I love the idea of promoting love and respect for animals. They're such excellent companions and the environmental benefits of a new generation that has a better mindset are very meaningful. However, I think authors that write for kids have to be especially mindful of their editing because kids have their first approaches to spelling and grammar from these books.
Thank you for such a thorough review!
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Lunastella wrote: 05 Feb 2020, 19:27 I love the idea of promoting love and respect for animals. They're such excellent companions and the environmental benefits of a new generation that has a better mindset are very meaningful. However, I think authors that write for kids have to be especially mindful of their editing because kids have their first approaches to spelling and grammar from these books.
Thank you for such a thorough review!
Nice insight, Luna. Thank you for your constructive comment.
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This book teaches kids to be kind, be good friends, and be adventurous. But it’s also interesting to see your point of view in this review. Thanks for the honest review!
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This book teaches kids to be kind, be good friends, and be adventurous. But it’s also interesting to see your point of view in this review. Thanks for the honest review!
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