The Mess Detectives And The Case Of The Lost Temper by Karen Poth

When I ordered this book I didn’t notice that is was an I Can Read book, in fact the reason why I ordered it was because my 6 year old has seemed to develop a bad temper, so I thought “What better way to teach him a lesson than in a book?”.  Well…  this book was not the right one.  Here’s the description I was given:

The Mess Detectives and the Case of the Lost Temper, Bob and Larry have another important case … track down the Masked Door Slammer. But when the investigation doesn’t go the way Bob wants, and things go wrong, he begins to lose his temper.Will a gentle reminder from Larry help Bob get his temper under control?

 Maybe because it is a level 1 reader book, which is great for grades 1-2 and I am more used to reading my kids books that are longer and more in depth than one sentence a page, I don’t know but I wasn’t too impressed.  Even my 6 year old was like “I don’t get it!”.  I guess I was expecting something a little more extraordinary than the wind being the culprit, like maybe a child not getting his way and slamming the doors because of it, Bob seeing this and realizing how foolish he is being when he loses his temper.  I don’t know, but either way this book was just not for me, the illustrations were very bright and colorful which was great and is just what you would expect from some tasty vegetables.  If nothing else, this will make for a great tool for my son to practice his reading skills since most of the words are no more than five letters.

*Disclosure – I received one or more of the products mentioned above for review purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.*


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