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Monday, February 8, 2010

Book Review: Inspector Jacques by Darrel & Sally Odgers

Inspector Jacques by Darrel & Sally Odgers
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Inspector Jacques
by Darrel & Sally Odgers
Jack Russell: Dog Detective

Kane Miller
ISBN-10: 1-935279-17-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-935279-17-4
Publication Date: March, 2010
List Price: $4.99

Review: The painting of the painter’s dog has gone missing! Inspector Cook and his French bull dog Jacques are on the case, but so is Jack Russell in the newest Jack Russell book Jack Russell Dog Detective Inspector Jacques. Preacher and Foxie only want treats. Jack doesn’t like Jacques acting su-paw-iear (superior for dogs) in his terrior-tory! (a Terrier’s territory) Jack Russell dog detective is on the case. Darrel & Sally Odgers did a great job on this book. Let’s find out what happens.

Jack and his junior jack preacher are minding their own business when Serge, their owner, needs to go to a meeting. So he takes preacher to the library and ties him to a bike rack. Then the dog-boggarts (little children) start to scare preacher so Jack is left alone in the house. There’s a noise and a strange man and a strange dog come in. Jack thinks their braking in so he attacks the dog. Jack loses and runs to warn Serge. Auntie Tidge comes out of the house. She tells Jack it’s just Inspector Cook. Jack runs to preachers rescue. Only to be tied up. Jacques and Cook come to help. Jack isn’t happy about that. So Inspector Cook unties them and brings them home. He lets Preacher in, but won’t let Jack in! So Jack must wait until Serge gets home. Serge gets home and lets Jack in. Inspector Cook says why he’s here. “I’m here on the case of the Painters dog.” For some reason Inspector Cook and his French speaking Jacques suspect Serge and his friends! Is he right? Is he wrong? Well, I’ll tell you! Wait… no I won’t, find out for yourself. Find out in Jack Russell Dog Detective Inspector Jacques.

Jack Russell Dog Detective also has: Dog Den Mystery, The Phantom Murder, The Mugged Pug, The Lying Postman, The Awful Pawful, The Sausage Situation, The Buried Biscuits, The Kitnapped Creature and The blue Stealer. The characters are great and add spice to an already spicy and sweet story. Serge does the human-type crimes. He’s nice and he’s forgiving. Jack deals with dog-type crimes. He’s protective of his terrior-tory, his friends and his family. Preacher is Jack’s son and is afraid of mean dog-boggarts. Inspector Jacques is a mean, suspicious French speaking French bull dog. He’s mean and suspicious on the outside, the inside is nice and he has a tender heart. It’s hard to get to the inside. Not only are the characters good, but the plot and setting is great too. It’s for younger children, but I loved it all the same. It’s heartfelt and has action. It’s a great story and… I give it five out of five stars.

Review written by Amanda (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Kane Miller for providing a copy of Inspector Jacques for this review.

Have you read Inspector Jacques? How would you rate it?

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