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Sherlock Bones and the Missing Cheese by [Crummel, Susan Stevens]
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PreS-Gr 1-Call that brilliant hound, Sherlock Bones! The smelly, scrumptious cheese that sits in the dell, made from milk from a cantankerous, one-horned, two-eared, three-legged Cowabunga, is gone! Sherlock Bones uses his five senses to solve the case, interviewing the farmer's wife, the cat, the rat, and the Muffin Man about what they saw, heard, smelled, and felt (Sherlock Bones does the tasting). Lush illustrations made of layered cut paper and colored pencil capture the story's mirth. Rhymes dominate the text, making it a great choice for phonemic awareness: "Then, with nose to the ground, that brilliant hound started sniffing around. He picked up a scent, and off he went." The syncopated rhythm keeps the constant rhyming fresh and engaging. A spread at the end shows how the canine solves the crime, organizing his clues according to his five senses. The book ends with sheet music for "The Farmer in the Dell," on which the story is very loosely based. A surefire hit with children, and clever enough for adults to enjoy.-Suzanne Myers Harold, Multnomah County Library System, Portland, ORα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

  • File Size: 13264 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (October 9, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 9, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007TX6BEU
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By D_shrink VINE VOICE on December 8, 2012
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This book is great in that it has a substantial storyline for the little ones, in that someone or something has stolen the delicious cheese made from the milk of COWABUNGA, the three legged cow. To solve the case the farmer brings in Sherlock the bloodhound dressed in his HOUNDSTOOTH jacket, and using his magnifying glass, power of smell, and deduction he figures out a hungry giant did it. With all children's stories, all's well that ends well, especially when some mystical type of animal helps humans and monsters to do good. I loved the drawings of Sherlock the hound and I think the kids will too. The book is designed for those slightly older, as of school-age, in that some of the words as "Scrumptious" and "fateful" might be a little difficult for the youngest to understand, but even they can enjoy this story when read to them. The best part comes near the end where Sherlock shows each of the clues written in his notebook and how he used his powers of deduction to actually solve the mystery. I think that kids will enjoy having this one read to them time and again, and anxiously want to jump ahead to the part where they can tell you [the reader] how Sherlock figured out who stole the cheese! Highly recommended.
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My three-year-old regularly requests this book, which has a spectacular rhythm and rhyme to it and simply begs to be read in a variety of voices and accents. After observing me read this to my own child, I had an aunt request a performance for my little cousin, who found it equally fascinating. I love how the verses flow into an actual story with a plot that is easy to follow for children, mysterious enough to keep them guessing for at least the first read-through, and entertaining enough to keep them requesting more. Bonus: my kid can now tell you what the five senses are, thanks to Sherlock Bones, that sensible hound. So I'd file this one under "educational" as well as entertaining.
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This is one of the best books ever for a 3 year old toddler. Very seldom do I go for the New York Times listings, but depend on testimonials on Amazon.

This time, Amazon suggested this book and I am extremely pleased and so is my grandson!!

Good story,illustration,rhyme and a song at the end to boot.
Can't go wrong with this one.

This book is equivalent to Julia Donaldson and maybe a tad better.
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Hmmmm. Seems to be coming from that great big cheese...a great big SCRUMPTIOUS cheese made from the milk of the CANTANKEROUS COWABUNGA. And just what IS a cantankerous cowabunga, you ask? Well that's as easy as one-two-three: It's a cow with ONE horn, TWO ears and THREE legs, of course.

Oh my! While I was telling you that, the big smelly cheese suddenly went MISSING!!! What to do? I haven't a clue, do you? Of course you do: We must call in the great SHERLOCK BONES. But it seems Sherlock needs our help. And how are we to go about that? By going inside this great big beautiful book, of course.

And will everybody live happily ever after? I think so. But all I really know for sure is that we all get to sing "The Farmer in the Dell" at the end.
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"Sherlock Bones and the Missing Cheese" is a cute, funny, and cleverly written tale inspired from the song, "Farmer in the Dell."
The "five senses" are introduced in clues for finding the missing cheese.
The illustrations created by Dorothy Donohue, are rendered in layered cut paper and shaded with colored pencils.
I highly recommend this sweet tale for a read-aloud. Readers will enjoy looking at this book afterwards, reading, and retelling, the course of events.
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Love, love, love the artwork in this cute book. So kudos to you, Dorothy Donohue. Your cut-paper critters and landscapes are marvelous!

Now for the writing, plotting, and other stuff. There is lots to like. First of all, there is the silliness and the word play which makes SHERLOCK BONES a good read-aloud. There's bits that rhyme, and just as good, there are word choices like 'cantankerous' and 'scrumptious' that are not only descriptive, but educational. (Sorry, I love books for younger kids that use bigger words.)

The character of Sherlock Bones is very appealing, as is the fact that there is a mystery to resolve. The children I have read to like simple mysteries and the one of the missing cheese is at the right level for the preschool to early elementary ages.

As a mom who is totally into Edu-tainment, I particular like how Ms. Crummel reinforces how 'clues' work at the end of the book. During the story children see Sherlock Bones listening to witnesses and writing in his notebook. In the last pages, we get to see the notes that are based on THE 5 SENSES. What was 'seen' and what Sherlock concluded from that. What was 'smelled' and what Sherlock concluded from that. Adults can easily take this fun book and build quite a few lessons from it.

FINAL NOTES
Great artwork and fun, spirited lyrics should make this a popular book with kids.

Adults (parents/teachers) should find this a good read-aloud that could be tied into mini-lessions about the 5 Senses, and logic/reasoning. The book is large enough that a small circle of children should be able to see and enjoy the artwork.

Pam T~
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