It’s here! My book, Investigator Anne – Case #2 Sneaky Sneakers, has just been released on Amazon for the Kindle! Find the Kindle version HERE! Previously available only for Nook, I’m pleased that this is now available for Kindle. I LOVE how this looks on the Kindle! (Books #3 and #4 will be released for Kindle over the next two weeks)
In this book, Anne and her Gumshoe Crew friends discover a mystery involving the disappearance of shoes around town. Mary’s favorite glow-in-the-dark sneakers are gone, as well as Mr. Treadwell’s army boot, Gizmo’s favorite tennis shoe, and lots of others. Mom thinks it’s a matter of irresponsibility, until her own shoe goes missing. Anne and her friends use creative and inventive ways to find the sneaky, and unlikely, culprit. Their efforts lead them on a great chase through the city, and an unforgettable adventure.
This story began in my mind after we had some of our own sneaky sneakers disappearing from our house. With five kids, and ten little feet, we seem to have a lot of shoe mysteries and are constantly looking for all of those sneaky shoes.
The Investigator Anne series has a subtle science emphasis. In this book the kids learn about friction. There is a fun friction science experiment idea at the end of the book that kids can try at home, as well as a glossary of words to learn and know.
Being a very visual person myself, I feel like kids need more pictures in early chapter book readers. While they are adjusting from reading picture books to reading their own chapter books, I think pictures help to break up the large and intimidating word wall, and helps them keep looking forward to the next page. The Investigator Anne books are packed with fun and bright illustrations.
I loved writing this book with my husband, and I’ve loved illustrating it. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did creating it!
Here are some great reviews from some B&N readers: (BTW, thanks for all your great reviews, I really appreciate your comments and feedback!)
“We are big fans of Investigator Anne at our house. I bought the first book when it came out, and we absolutely love this one too. This one has a cute plot and an unexpected ending. The characters are all very curious and creative and they learn about science concepts in a subtle way throughout the book. I think it is very well done and we are anxious for more! FYI, this is not an advanced chapter book. This is a perfect book for kids who are just getting in to lengthier readers. :)”
“I bought this for my daughter. My son saw it and read it too. They both loved it. There is a science experiment idea at the end. We’ve been making “Hover crafts” today for our homeschool science assignment on friction. I highly recommend this for any child.”
“This book is an early chapter reader for kids who are just starting to get into longer books–about ages 6-8, depending on the child’s reading level. So it’s not a book that is 300 pages long, this one is about 80 pages. My kids love it because it has a fun story and it has a picture on every page. My kids are still learning to read and get really overwhelmed with a page full of text. It helps so much to have a picture on every page to keep them interested. The story is really cute and the characters are nice, imaginative, creative, and caring. A good book for kids in a culture that is moving away from those qualities. My family can’t wait for more!”