Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery

The Elventh Hour: A Curious Mystery
Written and Illustrated By: Graeme Base
Abram's Books for Young Readers, New York
September 1997
Ages: 12 and up
Approx. 30 pages

This wonderfully unique book is about an elephant who is having his eleventh birthday party and wants to celebrate in style by having a costume party with a fabulous feast. But during the party activities someone consumes the entire feast! Peruse the illustrations as you read the book to find the clues in order to figure out the culprit! It's an amazing montage of mystery and "I-Spy"!
Who would benefit from reading this book?
Any pre-teen, child or adult who loves mysteries and "I Spy" will absolutely fall in love with this book. It has amazing words and illustrations that will completely captivate any reader who comes in contact with it.
What problems do you see this book causing?
As of right now, I do not forsee this book causing any problems.
What was your reaction?
I was pleasantly surprised when I read this book! And surprised at how HARD it is to find the clues! It's definitely a fun and time consuming challenge to figure out the culprit!

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