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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Steven & Stella's Downtown Adventure is an adventure story book for children written by Jeff Magnuson and illustrated by Bettina Brasko. Charley hasn’t forgotten how frightened he was when his cat, Stella, went missing after he accidentally left the door open. So, he’s taken both Stella and Steven to the Mapleton Veterinary Clinic for Dr. Amy to get them micro chipped. Dr. Amy explained that the new microchips also come with tracking technology so you can actually see where your pet is on your phone’s Where’s My Cat app. Charley was pretty excited to hear about that, even though he was positive that he’d never need to track his cats. After all, they were house cats, and he knew he’d never make the mistake of leaving a door open again -- or would he?
Jeff Magnuson’s adventure story book for children, Steven & Stella's Downtown Adventure, continues the saga of Charley and his two rescue cats, who seem to have a knack for getting into mischief. They manage to do that in a big way in this latest book in the series, and I had a grand time seeing how Charley, Leo, Officers Ross and Pepper, and the Mapleton Junior Police Squad work together to catch those adventurous kitties who’ve definitely made the most of their time outdoors this time around. Bettina Brasko’s illustrations are loads of fun and work perfectly with the plot. Magnuson’s story is presented with vocabulary that will be sufficiently challenging to young readers without overwhelming them, and the exciting plot will keep everyone wondering what will happen next. Steven & Stella's Downtown Adventure: Charley, Steven & Stella, Book 3 is most highly recommended.