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Reviewed by Shrabastee Chakraborty for Readers' Favorite
The residents of Pondville are worried about the recent kidnapping spree. Someone even stole the power supply for Wreck, Sheriff Harry’s trusted car. Worse still, the precious X-rocks from Professor Ludwig’s collection have also gone missing. Who is behind these shenanigans and why does the water level of the pond keep falling? The law enforcement officers of Pondville set up the Pondville Bureau of Investigation or PBI. Can they catch the perpetrators before it is too late? To find out, you need to read Harry and the Kidnappers, the fourth book of Dr. Bob’s Tales by Dr. Robert A. Ernst.
Despite being part of a series, the book can be read as a standalone. The most attractive aspect of the story was the diversity of the characters. A brave frog as the sheriff, who did not think twice before jumping into action, commanded my respect. Professor Ludwig, a wise turtle with quirky inventions, proved a valuable ally. Add a flying, talking car to the mix, and you have an engaging storyline. It was amazing how everyone - from the wily raccoons to the dependable bears - came forward to save their beloved town. The book underscores the importance of friendship and teamwork to succeed in any quest. Since Dr. Robert A. Ernst divulged the wrongdoer's identity early on in the book, we could sit back and watch the cat-and-mouse game they played with the PBI. The storyline also incorporated subtle humor, and the beautiful illustrations by Rose E. Grier Evans added charm. Harry and the Kidnappers is a perfect read for an audience aged 8-12 years.