Serendipity Mystery

Diary of a Snoopy Cat

Children - Mystery
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 05/03/2018
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Author Biography

An animal lover and a global traveler, R.F. Kristi is a former staff member of the United Nations Children's Fund. With a deep commitment to animal rescue efforts, Kristi has a keen interest and love for animals. She created the Inca Book Series for younger readers up to age 8 or 12 and also animal lovers. She hopes that young readers will grow to love and respect animals by reading this series.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen (Teen Reviewer) for Readers' Favorite

Serendipity Mystery (Diary of a Snoopy Cat) by R.F. Christi is a fun children's book about a cat named Inca, who runs a detective agency. Inca and her family are vacationing in Sri Lanka, enjoying the sun and making new friends. But then a valuable sword goes missing from a museum, and so Inca and Company, the detective agency, sets out to solve the mystery with help from their new friends, a sea turtle and an elephant. With lots of fun adventures, the book takes the reader on a journey through Sri Lanka, but will Inca be able to solve the crime?

I really enjoyed reading Serendipity Mystery (Diary of a Snoopy Cat) by R.F. Christi. The book is well written, and I liked that it was written like a diary from the perspective of a cat. I enjoyed that the book wasn't totally focused on the mystery, and that the characters go on side adventures as well. Readers will like that it is about a cat. It was cool that the cats thought like humans. The book is interesting and I didn't want to put it down. It is a very fun and enjoyable read with some very well written characters that readers will love. Young readers will be inspired by Inca, and perhaps will want to become detectives. I appreciated that the book introduced the characters before the story began, which meant that it would make more sense to people who hadn't read the whole series. I loved the images, as they are well drawn and adorable, and they help to depict the story. I would definitely recommend this book to readers.

Jack Magnus

Serendipity Mystery: Diary of a Snoopy Cat: The Inca Book Series, Number 7 is an action and adventure mystery book for children written by R.F. Kristi and illustrated by Jorge Valle. What could be better than eight days of sun, warm golden sands and limitless ice cream cones on the island of Sri Lanka? Inca and her family, Fromage, Cara and Charlotte, think their mom’s idea to rent a beach cottage in Galle, a little seaside village on the island, was definitely her best one yet. The freshly cooked fish they got to share for dinner was not half bad either. The island was filled with exciting things to discover, including a friendly mama elephant and her babies, and a sea turtle who was quite curious about life in London. But what could make that stay on an island paradise even better for an Ace Detective and her team? When Inca heard about the priceless, antique sword that was stolen from a museum, her life was complete. Inca was born to solve crimes just like this one, and her crime solving skills were put promptly to work.

R.F. Kristi’s action and adventure mystery novel for children, Serendipity Mystery, follows the time-honored tradition that demands that a detective, even on vacation, always find a case worthy of their skills and detecting talents. I loved reading this book. The gentle waves, warm golden sands and luscious meals are grand to experience, even if only in a book, but I really enjoyed learning about the ecology and natural history of Sri Lanka and the animals that live there. Kristi’s plot is exciting and well-developed, and her detectives, as ever, are grand fun to spend some time with. Valle’s illustrations capture the mood and location of this entertaining story perfectly. I especially liked the illustration showing Inca as a mermaid. Serendipity Mystery: Diary of a Snoopy Cat: The Inca Book Series, Number 7 is most highly recommended.

Michelle Stanley

Serendipity Mystery: Diary of a Snoopy Cat is a children’s mystery by R.F. Kristi. Inca the Siberian cat and her siblings, Cara, Charlotte, and Fromage, are enjoying an exciting vacation in Sri Lanka with Mom, their owner. When an antique sword is stolen from the local museum, Mom’s friend, Solo, is hired to investigate the theft. Curious Inca likes solving mysteries and think this case is perfect for her detective agency, Inca and Company. Chats with new friends Meena, a baby elephant, and Ran, a turtle, turn out to be the clues Inca needs. She and her team trespass into a neighbour’s home, but are chased away by the angry caretaker. Mischievous Fromage sneaks into the jungle one night and Inca fears he might be attacked by leopards!

Serendipity Mystery: Diary of a Snoopy Cat is number seven in the Serendipity Mystery series for children by R.F. Kristi. This is a humorous tale narrated by the queen of kitties, Inca. She tells about her snooping adventures with her family and describes very entertainingly the people and places they visit. The cats are fun, playful, smart, although Fromage seems to be a handful at times. R.F. Kristi has written a delightful story that will appeal to children. This is a great mystery adventure that focuses on some of the characters from the other books. Inca’s family tree is an interesting one and I also liked the lovely artwork too. Serendipity Mystery: Diary of a Snoopy Cat is recommended. Kids will adore these cats.