Guest Author - Taisha Turner
David A. Adler writes the Young Cam Jansen books. Cam’s real name is Jennifer. She has a photographic memory. In Young Cam Jansen and the Lions' Lunch Mystery #13, she uses her amazing gift to help her friend Danny. The early reader chapter book has thirty-two pages divided into five chapters. The book is for children between four and eight-years-old. Read aloud the book to younger kids and older ones can read it on their own.
In David A. Adler’s Young Cam Jansen and the Lions' Lunch Mystery #13, Young Cam and her classmates take a field trip to the zoo. The class view the exciting animals. Famish children gather for lunch. Oh no! Danny cannot find his lunch. He is unable to remember where he last had it. Young Cam Jansen uses her remarkable gift to help Danny find the lost sandwich.
Susanna Natti illustrates Young Cam Jansen and the Lions' Lunch Mystery #13. She illustrates all the books in the Young Cam Jansen series. Her illustrations are in color and are great interpretations of David A. Adler’s text. Great details allow young readers to follow the story. The cover of Young Cam Jansen and the Lions' Lunch Mystery #13 has a picture of Young Cam Jansen.
David A. Adler writes stories to which children can relate. In an earlier mystery book, Young Cam Jansen and the Zoo Note Mystery #9, Cam Jansen helps another classmate. Eric lost his permission slip to go on the field trip to the zoo. Children love field trips. They can relate to Eric's upset because he cannot find his permission slip. Also, they understand Danny’s horror of losing his lunch. Kids love solving the mysteries with Cam.
The books in the Young Cam Jansen series are great early chapter readers. They are for children making the transition from picture books to chapter books. Young Cam Jansen books have the same number of pages as the average picture book. Yet, they divide the story into chapters. Susanna Natti’s colorful illustrations give visual clues to the simple text.
Young Cam Jansen and the Ice Skate Mystery, Young Cam Jansen and the Baseball Mystery and Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery are the second trio of books in the Young Cam Jansen Mystery Books Series. Join Young Cam Jansen on more adventures.
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Note: Young Cam Jansen and the Lions' Lunch Mystery review copy was from the library.