Review: Davey The Detective – Emlyn Chand
Davey the crow has a penchant for bright and shiny objects. He loves to hoard his treasures and keeps them hidden within the confines of his nest. When he comes across a paperclip one day, he decides this is a treasure he must definitely keep and hides it within the folds of his paper nest the first chance he gets.
When the paperclip goes missing the next day, he’s determined to find out the culprit behind his treasure’s disappearance. He’s read enough of Sherlock Holmes, a story he found within the papers of his nest, to know what to do. Yet he wonders if he’ll ever truly get to the bottom of his dilemma.
His best friend, Sarah the sparrow, offers to help him find out who’s taken his treasure, even though she finds herself confused, every now and then, with Davey’s references to Sherlock Holmes. She’s never heard of the story and doesn’t care for it, either. Nevertheless, Davey needs a helping hand and she’s willing to follow him along in order to make sure his treasure is returned, safe and sound.
The two set off to discover the thief’s identity, never once imagining they’d accuse someone unjustly. Their suspicions soon lead them to the home of Mr. Bushtail, but discovering whether he has Davey’s treasure won’t be easy. The squirrel is known to be greedy and keeps his home closely guarded. Nevertheless, Davey is determined to find out whether he’s the culprit, once and for all, regardless of the consequences.
This was another great read for such a wonderful series. Full of beautifully depicted illustrations, the ease with which the story is told will draw in a reader of any age. Kudos to Emlyn for writing such a delightful series. I look forward to the next installment and recommend it to those who enjoy a story that brings out the child within us all.
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.
About The 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 www.emlynchand.com for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!
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