The Midwest Book Review Children's Bookwatch calls our new Nightlight Detective Mystery at the Museum "An exciting interactive mystery for children ages 4 to 9. . . . Sergeant Sally needs the assistance of junior detectives and sleuths to finally unravel this fun museum mystery and put Herman the dinosaur's skeleton back together in time for his whirlwind tour. The fast-paced narrative and amusing illustrations plus the excitement of detecting hidden clues through use of the Nightlight Detective paper flashlight keep interest high and pages turning." The full review is available here. They also consider our Nightlight Detective Big Top Circus Mystery "highly recommended'!
To use the books, kids simply slide the white Nightlight Detective paper "flashlight" between each see-through page and its darker background — the clues "light up" as the story unfolds! Each book comes with two "flashlights," as well as a pocket in which to keep them safe.
Both books are written by Karen Kaufman Orloff and illustrated by Jamie Smith.
Author Karen Kaufman Orloff (karenkaufmanorloff.com) has written seven books for children. She also writes for The Poughkeepsie Journal and teaches writing classes at Merritt Books in Millbrook, New York, for adults interested in children's publishing.
Jamie Smith (www.jamiesmithillustration.com) has illustrated more than 100 books for children, as well as ceramics, toys, and DVDs. He works in a garden studio in the United Kingdom, in the company of ''birds and bitey insects'' and a cocker spaniel named Bertie. He says his wife pops in from time to time, too.