The Case of the Shrinking Friend: A Gumboot Kids Nature Mystery (The Gumboot Kids)

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Daisy and Scout are exploring the world around them as winter turns into spring. Daisy observes that the snow mouse she made is beginning to shrink. She and Scout try to scientifically solve the mystery of why this is happening.

The photos are well done in this book. I liked the setup of the mice, their clothes, and the background. I can tell time was taken to make everything just right.

The words are a little bit longer than normal, but since it’s a scientific book, this makes sense. I loved the way they logically looked at what was happening and why. I liked seeing the friendship come through in the text and photographs. The ending was just fun.

My four-year-old daughter liked the snow mouse. She adored this book. I think it is probably better suited for five- to seven-year-old children or very science-minded four-year-old children.

This book is based on the characters from the TV series Gumboot Kids. I am excited to see a whole series of these books. I will be checking them out.

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Author Eric Hogan
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Firefly Books
Publish Date 17-Nov-2021
ISBN 9780228103356 Buy this Book
Issue February 2022
Category Children's