Thursday, January 26, 2012

the future door {review}

the future door

Quick Synopsis

A mystery is afoot at 221 Baker Street, but will Griffin Sharpe be able to figure out the clues before the future catches up with the past?

When Sherlock Holmes moves out of Baker Street, a new tenant moves in—a mysterious woman named Elizabeth who has long been a fan of Holmes. When she discovers that Griffin and his uncle are also detectives, she becomes very friendly. So when Elizabeth goes missing along with a special invention, Griffin sets out to rescue her.  But finding Elizabeth will take them on a race against the clock that bends time itself!

Review

The Future Door is the second in the kid's series, No Place Like Holmes.  I love that the smart detective, Griffin Sharpe, is a kid.  He is a budding Sherlock Holmes which has his uncle, Rupert Snodgrass, inventor of some crazy contraptions, slightly jealous and proud at the same time.  It's such a fun adventure book that incorporates Biblical truths like God using "even the most painful tragedies for good."  I also love how the book throws out one liners of the clues Griffin sees when he's in a sticky situation or when he's trying to figure out a crime.  I think it helps kids think and draw conclusions for the outcome.  I would definitely recommend this book!  Silly names (Snodgrass??), problem solving adventures, and truths from God's word?  Need I say more?

My nine year old boy's opinion of the book..."it's cool and mysterious." There you have it.

Recommended age: 8 and up
The Future Door flipbook


Disclosure: I received a copy of The Future Door free in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.  This weekend look for the fun scavenger hunt we did inspired by the book!

2 comments :

MaryAnne said...

Sounds like a fun read! Has Joshua read any of the "Encyclopedia Brown" books? I remember loving those when I was his age...

Elisa | blissfulE said...

Sounds like fun! I loved mysteries as a kid, and I guess I still do. :) Can you imagine all the tourists knocking on your door if you actually lived at 221b, though?

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