4 out of 4 stars
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Cat Detectives in the Korean Peninsula, by R.F. Kristi, is a pet-filled, family-oriented, and adventurous children’s book. We meet Inca, the Queen of Kitties and the Siberian Detective Cat, and her detective team. Their mom was chosen to be one of the judges in a famous competition in South Korea, and she’s bringing all of them along with her! Inca has two goals: protect mom’s new cheese so she could present it in Korea, and meet a Siberian Tiger. If she could pick up a new case for her team to work on along the way, that would be better!
I’m a dog person, but I adored Inca and her detective team! Inca is an entertaining narrator. She’s witty, imaginative, and compassionate. Fromage is vain and likes to brag, but they love him anyway. Cara is sassy and intelligent. Charlotte is very loyal. Terrance is the only dog in the team, and he is a real gem. He’s a big powerful dog who’s very protective of his family. Their personalities are all different, but they are a family, and that’s all that matters.
Some sentences were a bit redundant and too detailed, but only on the first pages. When they saw the painting of the Siberian Tiger, they were all awed. Inca then proceeded to point out every single one of her team and say that he/she was awed by the tiger. The author might have done this to single out the characters, but it was repetitive. It was basically just the same sentences, rephrased, but for a different character.
The story provides a lot of lessons to young readers such as the importance of friendship, family, and obedience to the elders and the law. The illustrations were good. While adding visuals to the story, some illustrations also had a humor aspect to it. I will certainly recommend this book to young readers and to their parents, who want to instill a love for reading into their children while helping them learn some important lessons along the way.
The book was exceptionally edited, I found no errors at all. The fact that it also offers educational knowledge to readers is a huge bonus point. Overall, I’m giving this book 4 out of 4 stars for the wonderful characters and their awesome adventure.
Cat Detectives in the Korean Peninsula
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