4 out of 4 stars
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Serendipity Mystery is the seventh book in the Diary of a Snoopy Cat series. The Inca and Company (Detective Agency) consist of kitties, doggy, and a hamster.
The head of the Detective Agency is Inca, the Queen of kitties. The other members are Fromage (Inca's bother), Cara (sister to Inca), Charlotte (hamster), and Terrance (doggy). Polo and Monk are back in London (not part of this adventure).
Over the holiday, Mom (owns the kitties and hamster) decides to spend time at Galle, a seaside village in Sri Lanka. Solo (owner of Terrance), having a reputation for solving both domestic and international crimes, is involved in an investigation of a stolen sword from the Colombo Museum. Inca and Company are thrilled since Terrance (part of the Agency) and Solo will be joining them, in Sri Lanka (Solo and Mom are both humanoids). The Detective agency learns that other antiques (gold coins) have gone missing too. How will they recover the stolen pieces? Are they equal to the task?
Having read the eighth book in the series, I was equally delighted to review this one. It is a stand-alone read that does not require prior knowledge of the previous books in the series.
The author wrote the book from a first-person perspective. The character development was tiptop. To be precise, Terrance was my preferred persona. He is remarkably brave and hardy. He is also kind since he offers to help Inca in tracing Fromage when he went missing in the middle of the night.
The book emphasizes on friendship. The Agency befriend Rani (a turtle), Meena (baby elephant), and baby leopards. It is rocky to elucidate the vitality of these friendships, without providing spoilers. My favorite aspect of the story was unity and teamwork. The characters rely on the assistance and support of each other for a breakthrough. It is what I liked most about the book.
There was absolutely nothing I disapproved about this book. I appreciated the dialogues and graphical representations. The vivid description of the scenes was centric. R.F. Kristi adequately provided information about everything she stumbled on. As a result, I could create the images in my mind. Tim Aucoin edited the book professionally since I hardly noted any grammatical errors. There is no instance of a sex scene or profanity in the book. Since there was nothing I did not like, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.
I recommend Serendipity Mystery to children (between 7 to 12 years). They will expand their vocabulary and knowledge by reading it. Adults who love children’s books will also find it enthralling.
Serendipity Mystery: Diary of a Snoopy Cat
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