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Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen for Readers' Favorite
Gracie's Guide: Gracie Learns About the Dangers of Prescription Drugs by Angie Wilson is a children's book about a young detective named Gracie. One day at school, a boy named Eli was starting to eat what he thought was candy when he is called out of the class. When he comes back into the classroom, he is crying. Gracie and her friend, Kenzie, the self-proclaimed super spies, decide that they want to investigate. But after a week, they realize that no one has any clues as to why he was crying. Gracie decides that only one person knows why he was crying: Eli himself. Why was Eli crying?
I really enjoyed Gracie's Guide: Gracie Learns About the Dangers of Prescription Drugs by Angie Wilson. The book sends a very important message that could save children's lives. The book is also very relevant to today's young audiences, because at one point Gracie exclaims that they need to 'text it, tweet it, post it!" The illustrations, drawn by Ashley Teets, are very well done and depict the scenes vividly. The book has some amusing parts and was fun to read. I liked that there were many activities that are fun to do, like word searches and crossword puzzles that make children think about the story they have read. The book teaches that pills are sometimes misinterpreted as candy. Gracie is a fun character. I would recommend Gracie's Guide: Gracie Learns About the Dangers of Prescription Drugs by Angie Wilson to all young readers.