The Mystery of the Lost Recipe

Children - Grade K-3rd
30 Pages
Reviewed on 01/13/2013
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Author Biography

Mr. Jones teaches and coaches students from elementary to high school levels. He grew up on the central coast of California. Mr. Jones was inspired to write children stories while teaching elementary students in the state of Utah.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Dr. Oliva Dsouza for Readers' Favorite

Tom, 12, and Abby, 11, are the resident mystery hunters and solvers in the town of Pismo. The brother and sister duo are out on a new adventure of finding out the lost lasagna recipe of the Orange Surf Restaurant. Will they be successful in finding the recipe in time? Will the recipe be lost forever in spite of their best efforts? Did Mr. Nut misplace it or did someone steal it? Find out the truth with the little investigators as they use logic and smart thinking to zero in on the answers.

"The Mystery of the Lost Recipe" by Jerome Jones is just what the doctor ordered for your pre-teen. The story cleverly incorporates the importance of eating right and exercising into the plot and helps you to watch gleefully as your little one falls for it. The story line is simple and clean with lovely illustrations by Jose Galeano. The book is sure to catch the attention of children with its perfect mix of adventure and practicality. The fact that eating a healthy breakfast is important can never be overemphasized and the book ensures that the little mystery solvers set a good example. It also elaborates on the need to have rest and relaxation by enjoying your hobbies and keeping some time aside for them no matter how busy you are. Overall, "The Mystery of the Lost Recipe" by Jerome Jones is an engaging and fun read for the little ones and I am sure all parents would be more than happy to have their children engrossed in a book that encourages them to stay healthy.