Davey the Detective

Davey the Detective Davey dubs himself the luckiest crow in the entire world when he finds a wonderful shiny object It even has a fantastic name paperclip Wow One dark and dreary day Davey s treasure goes missing and

  • Title: Davey the Detective
  • Author: Emlyn Chand S. Shaw
  • ISBN: 9781622531042
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Davey dubs himself the luckiest crow in the entire world when he finds a wonderful, shiny object It even has a fantastic name paperclip Wow One dark and dreary day, Davey s treasure goes missing, and he is beside himself with grief Luckily, he knows just how he can find out which of the forest animals is to blame for the theft Inspired by the torn pages of a SherlocDavey dubs himself the luckiest crow in the entire world when he finds a wonderful, shiny object It even has a fantastic name paperclip Wow One dark and dreary day, Davey s treasure goes missing, and he is beside himself with grief Luckily, he knows just how he can find out which of the forest animals is to blame for the theft Inspired by the torn pages of a Sherlock Holmes story that were used to fashion his nest, Davey calls on the help of Sarah the sparrow to investigate the mystery and, hopefully, retrieve his prize.Together the two birds begin to collect clues Their trail leads them straight to Mr Bushtail, a greedy squirrel who keeps a giant store of objects in a hollowed out tree trunk When Mr Bushtail refuses to cooperate, the two birds have no choice but to break into his tree house in search of the truth.Justice will prevail and treasure will be found in this intriguing tale of mystery.Davey the Detective is the second in a new series of color illustrated books for children entitled The Bird Brain Books.

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    1. Yes, I'm writing children's books now! I'm going to offer my mailing list subscribers free ebook copies for review, so if you think this book looks awesome, be sure to sign-up at emlynchand.

    2. Growing up I read the usual children's books like The Cat in The Hat, Mickey Mouse, Bernstein Bears, etc, etc. Now, roughly twenty plus years later I picked up a copy of Emlyn Chand's second book in the genre and found myself reading it in various voices I haven't used since I was a kid.In Davey the Detective, Emlyn Chand imbues lessons of virtue into her favorite animals, birds as well as a cast of animals including a squirrel and dear. As cliche as it sounds, it was a refreshing read that took [...]

    3. * I received this book for an honest review and from a book challenge from the author*Davey is a curious bird that loves detective mysteries and shiny objects. One day he finds a treasure and loses it. He convinces his friend to help him go on an adventure to find his lost treasure and to see who actually took his beloved prize from him. I think this is a great book for children because it teaches them to go on adventures and explore mysteries that happen all around them. It also teaches them no [...]

    4. Downloaded for free from This was a good kids mystery story, even if it seemed a little predictable to me. It did have a nice message at the end about friendship being important though.

    5. My break this afternoon was to allow myself to read a children's book. Rather than focus on a enormous mountain that needs dissecting and composing.I'm always looking for light reading. It gives my brain a break from things mathematical and composition oriented.I also just started re-reading A Girl of the Limberlost which is a horrifying experience. It's not horrifying in a bad way, just horrifying in a reliving the past kind of way. More about that book will be in my challenge post for the book [...]

    6. Davey wants to be like Sherlock Holmes when he grows up. After finding a special treasure and then waking to find it missing, he has his chance to put on the sleuth’s cap. With his friend Sarah as his Watson, they track their clues. What they discover during their investigation is that the greatest treasure is a true friend.This story was very entertaining and I highly recommend sharing it with your favorite child.Age Level: 3 – 8 Grade Level: P-2nd Note: while I was given this book as a gif [...]

    7. I love how Emlyn Chand has a lesson to be learned in all The Bird Brain series. Like in this one Davey learns to never accuse others without all the facts and checking everywhere for the lost item first.

    8. As always Emlyn teach us something important in every book that she writes. This one is about not assuming the worst in people, and been brave enough to resolve mysteries with your friends help.

    9. This is another cute, if a little preachy, book. My least favourite in the Bird Brained series so far, and with the least compelling message. Illustrations are fun, as per usual!

    10. This book and read and reviewed by my lil dude who is 9 years old. This book is about a bird names Davey that thought someone stole something from him but he really lost it. But he wanted to point the finger at everyone else cause it was missing. This story taught me that you shouldnt accuse someone of taking something unless you know that they did it for real.

    11. Davey the crow was out foraging one day and found a beautiful shiny object. He couldn't wait to get it home. When he got home he twisted the object each and every way he could. He could even wear it as a bracelet. As he began to get sleepy he decided to hide his treasure in his nest so it would be safe. It was his most valued treasure!The next morning as soon as his eyes opened he started digging around in the nest where he had hidden his treasure. But to no avail he could not find his shiny tre [...]

    12. Davey the crow has a penchant for bright and shiny objects. He loves to hoard his treasures and keeps them hidden within the confines of his nest. When he comes across a paperclip one day, he decides this is a treasure he must definitely keep and hides it within the folds of his paper nest the first chance he gets.When the paperclip goes missing the next day, he's determined to find out the culprit behind his treasure's disappearance. He's read enough of Sherlock Holmes, a story he found within [...]

    13. This is the third book in the Bird Brain series by Emlyn that I have had the privilege of reviewing. Unfortunately, this was my least favorite book in the Bird Brain Series by Emlyn. I've come to look forward to a moving message in Emlyn's books. With Davey the Detective there is still a message to be learned, I just didn't feel it to be as moving as in the other Bird Brain books. Regardless, I still feel like this is a wonderful book for all to read.In this feathery tale Davey has happened up a [...]

    14. Bird Brain books all tell a story from a bird's perspective in order to teach some lessons. In this story, Davey finds a paperclip and hides it in his nest right before bed. This is a characteristic of certain birds where they hoard shiny objects. When Davey wakes up, he digs through his nest for his treasure only to find it missing. Instead of calmly looking for it he decides that his treasure must have been stolen. He uses this as an opportunity to become a detective, something he has always d [...]

    15. Davey is a little bird that found a wonderful, shiny toy and hid it, so he could play with it tomorrow--and then promptly lost it.Hey, who hasn't had this problem? My daughter can lose something on the journey from the kitchen to the living room, which is about two steps away.Davey enlists a side kick in his very bubbly, talkative bird friend, Sarah, who I admit is my favorite character in this children's story. Sorry, Davey. They investigate along and do what kids normally do, accusing the wron [...]

    16. My kids are too old for Davey, so what do you know, I read this little book for my own pleasure, just for the little kid in me. I grew up on Busy, Busy World by Richard Scarry and Uncle Wiggily, by Howard Garis. Davey fits right in with those old classics.Kids will relate to the story here: Davey had new treasure, and now it's gone. Someone must've stolen it! Davey finds a friend who agrees to go off and play detective with him, and they set off into the forest. Like kids everywhere, they establ [...]

    17. Age: So, I see that they have it listed as 5-9 as an ideal range. This is, of course, depending on the reading levels, but Chand/Shaw do a good job making this pretty clean. I think with a good reader that helps bridge any understanding gaps, this could be as early as 3.Art: The art is clean and not too distracting for the young mind (a theme across the board for Chand/Shaw combo).Writing: The sentences are short and fast, which is good to have in a children's book like this.Plot/Setting: The Sh [...]

    18. One moonlit evening, Davey, an inquisitive crow, is pleased to discover a shiny treasure lying in the moonlight. Davey understands that this paperclip comes from the humans who live beyond the woods. He decides to bury his treasure, but is dismayed when it is missing in the morning. Davey is angry and upset; he enlists the help of his friend, Sarah sparrow to unmask the thief. Davey fashions himself a bird version of Sherlock Holmes. After a few false leads, the pair find their way to Bushtail S [...]

    19. I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rated it 5 out of 5 Stars.Filled with cute illustrations, Davey the Detective, teaches children that finding a true friend is more important than finding treasure. Using the example of "Sherlock Holmes", Ms. Chand's main character, Davey, a crow, becomes determined to locate find his missing treasure (a shiny paperclip). It's only through the help of Sarah, his version of "Dr. Watson [...]

    20. Davey the Detective is probably my favorite of all the Bird Brain books. It's about a crow named Davey who finds, then loses, a shiny treasure he absolutely has to have. Deciding to emulate his favorite detective, Sherlock Holmes, and with the help of his very own Watson - a sparrow named Sarah - Davey sets out to solve the mystery of the missing treasure.There's a really great moral to the story that I think will really resonate with younger kids. I like that about these books, and especially t [...]

    21. The book up for review is “Davey the Detective (A Bird Brain Book) by Emlyn Chand.This book is geared for children age 5-7. But it can for anyone who loves to smile. The maincharacter is Davey who is a young birdie. As he is flying one day he finds a special silver object, a treasure. One he has never seen before maybe it came from the humans living near by?Hiding it where it can not be lost or taken he goes to sleep. Waking the next day he finds his treasure is not to be found. Looking and lo [...]

    22. My four year old has enjoyed all 4 of the Bird Brain books we have read so far. She loves the stories and the illustrations. At 4 she is just starting to read so not ready to read these on her own yet but we love reading them together.Davey the Detective is my favorite of the Bird Brain books we have read. I love his enthusiasm for solving the mystery of the stolen shiny object even if he does get a little ahead of himself at times. Sarah is a fun sidekick with her endless chatter and bubbly per [...]

    23. Davey the Detective, the second of the Bird Brain Books, is a cute story that teaches a good lesson about friendship and to not jump to conclusions.The vocabulary and writing style is good for the younger but more advanced reader. If your child is a struggling reader, it's a good choice for a bedtime story due to it's shortness. A parent can use it to help teach the child new words and concepts like appreciating friends and not to accuse people of things without just cause. Maybe not the easiest [...]

    24. I was given and ARC for an honest reviewI have read several of the Bird Brain Series and have found them all enjoyable. Geared toward young children ages 5 and up, they are great for just learning readers to read alone and/or with an adult. The stories are simple to follow, the pictures catch your attention and the storyline is engaging. Each book in the series is cute and is written in a way to open the child's mind to social and moral dilemmas. In this case, Davey losses his treasure and sets [...]

    25. Emlyn Chand is back with a new series for a much different audience than her Farsighted books. The second in a series called "Bird Brain Books", Chand strives to entertain and teach children lessons using her favorite animals: birds.This book, the second in this initial trilogy, introduces us to Davey. Enamored of Sherlock Holmes after seeing some pages of the classic books, he decides to play detective when a prized treasure goes missing.With his friend Sarah by his side, he travels the neighbo [...]

    26. Very often, children's Halloween stories have no redeeming merits. I have found them to be fun, but there is no teaching involved. Not so with this book! This book is fun, and yet the true spirit of Halloween is emphasized. Parents can feel good about having their children read this book and enjoy Halloween, and there is nothing scary. I wish I had discovered this book when my daughter was younger because she is way past the age of reading it. However, it is the ideal book to read in September/O [...]

    27. A detective story adapts well into the life of Davey (a crow) when his precious treasure of a paper clip goes missing. With the aid of Sarah, the sparrow, he sets out to find the thief.But alas, they are not very good at this new job they have found for themselves and they set their doubts on Bushtail, the squirrel. Is he the real culprit? Where did the paper clip vanished? Who turns out to be the great detective, Davey or Sarah? Read the book to find out.Full of beautiful color pictures and int [...]

    28. Davey the detective. This story is about a crow named Davey. One day Davey was out flying around and something shiny caught his eye. He flew down to see what it was,and found a shiny twisted piece of something that the humans had left behind so he picked it up and flew back to his nest. He was so excited about his new treasure so he hid it deep down in his nest and went to sleep. The next day when he woke up,he happily looked for his new treasure,but it was gone !!! This story is about his adven [...]

    29. This book was adorable. An excellent book for children. Davey loses his new-found treasure and has to enlist help to find the culprit and get it back. Who hasn't lost something at some point in their lives, especially something they just got? And who doesn't have a slightly-annoying person hanging around? It ends with an excellent moral.My only qualm was that it could have felt slightly more complete. I love the patterns in children's books, like that things often come in sets of threes, etc. I [...]

    30. I read this book as part of a challenge I joined.This volume of the Bird Brain books is about a bird named Davey who finds a treasure and then loses it. He is sure someone stole it and begins trying to figure out who with the help of a friend.The story teaches a lesson to kids about not assuming the worst in people without giving them a chance. It also teaches a lesson about responsibility and making sure something is lost before you accuse someone of taking it.I think this book would be good fo [...]

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