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Reviewed by Eileen Johnson for Readers' Favorite
The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill Case#3: The Case of the Missing Arch by Renee Hand opens with Dr. Cedric E. Meant (Dr. Ced), a world-renowned researcher on erosion, giving a lecture about erosion. As the lecture ends, Dr. Ced discovers that his special research has been stolen from his briefcase. At the same time, teacher Camille Chameleon notices strange happenings at the school where an art auction is to take place. The work of four major artists is temporarily stored in the school in anticipation of the auction. As strangers roam the school, Camille becomes more and more concerned with the security of the paintings that will be auctioned. She calls on her detective friends, Biscuit Bill and Joe-Joe Nut, to help her figure out what is going on – and to prevent any problems before or during the auction. And so the mystery begins!
The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill is a delightful chapter book mystery aimed at older elementary children. The all-animal cast of characters with creative names like Rainstar, Lily Lincoln, Zorro Zebra, Georgia O’Giraffe, Vincent van Goat, Claude Monet Mongoose, and Pablo Picasso Peacock participate in the mystery and deliver educational and environmental ‘lessons’ that combine to move the story forward as Biscuit Bill and Joe-Joe Nut work to unravel the mystery of the missing research and paintings. The graphics that accompany the text are very well done; however, the artist was not identified in the book that I had. One of the most unique aspects of the book was the information found at the end of the story. These end-pieces included information about the human artists that were the models for the artists in the book: Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keefe, and Claude Monet. There is also information about weather and several weather experiments that can be conducted in the classroom. This is a wonderful book for older elementary children – highly recommended!