Whobert Whover, Owl Detective
Hardcover–Picture Book, July 18, 2017
Author- Jason June
Illustrator- Jess Pauwels
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Hardcover: 40 pages
Reading age: 4 – 6 years
Themes: mystery, observations, detectives, humor
Genre: Children’s Fiction Picture Book
Perry possum is lying on the ground, and ace detective Whobert, the owl, is on the case. “I will find out who, who done it!” he exclaims time and again, spotting feathery evidence, footprints, getaway trail, and other clues in this lively pocket-size crime fiction for young sleuths.
Whobert interrogates forest dwellers in his quest to keep the woods safe. Even in the face of repeated denials by the suspects and misleading clues. Whobert is persistent, and how!
The clever wordplay and the scattered clues keep the matters engaging. The adorable digital artwork adds oodles of charm to Whobert’s antics.
Witty rhymes, hilarious banter, and generous use of alliteration complement the fun storyline.
The ending, of course, sheds light on the natural behavior of animals and is such a hoot!
This silly read-aloud is for the budding sleuths to hone their skills.