This was a fun and quick read. I listened to it with my 6 year old and he loved it.
Maisy loves the old black and white detective movies and..Show More » loves nothing better than solving mysteries like her favourite detectives. When her school mascots goes missing, Maisy goes into detective mode to find them.
As I said, my 6 year old son really enjoyed this. He thought Maisy was brave and smart and had a lot of fun trying to see who was the culprit. Myself, I thought Maisy is a worthy heroine. I loved how when she goes into detective mode, she sees the world as black and white and when she gets close to solving it, the colour starts to seep back in. It was a unique and interesting addition to Maisy.
The plot is fast paced and even though it's a very short listen, it was a well fleshed out and entertaining read. The author did a great job of building the suspense and clues and creating a lovable heroine.
In all, a great listen for your child. It captures their attention and makes them eager to read the whole book.
Initially, I found it odd to listen to Reba Buhr because she sounded like a chipmunk, very high pitched and fast, but I quickly saw that my son must have accidentally sped up the speed because it was at 2.5 times the normal!! Once I slowed it down a bit, the narrator became a little more easier to listen to, though I still found her to use too high a pitch for Maisy. It felt a little forced!
Maisy is back with another mystery happening in the school. She dives back into her detective mode when lunch money is being taken from students. Alon..Show More »g with her best friend, she needs to figure out who the culprit is and get her cherry lollipop reward.
Once again, Maisy makes for a great heroine. She is smart, brave and above a else, really fair and kind. This mystery in particular will pull on the heart strings. The reason behind the theft becomes apparent but Maisy treats the culprit kindly though doesn't let them get away with it.
My son enjoyed this but not as much as the first. He said it didn't have the same clues or mystery that the first had. I thought the same myself. This just didn't have the same feel as book 1. It wasn't as exciting nor as engrossing. Saying that though, it was still a really great read for him and he is excited about seeing what else Maisy gets up to. It's a fun and interesting series and one all kids will enjoy.
Reba Buhr once again, sounded a little too high pitched and forced for the performance. I would of liked her to be a little more natural.
Both my son and myself agree that this one was the best so far. We both loved the idea of a kids mystery weekend and using the adults as the suspects...Show More » We also loved the fact that Maisys best friend is along for the ride. They have to work together as a team to solve the mystery within a mystery. This one was also a little spookier than the rest, which my son got a kick out of. He loved finding out if the manor was realy haunted or not.
In all, this series is a lot of fun. It's well written and developed and Maisy is such an awesome character that girls can aspire to be like. My son is eagerly hoping we see more mysteries being solved by her, though he did say he wanted to see a boy helping her out ;) Lol.
We have a new narrator for this edition and I have to say that I prefer her than the other one. Amy Rubinate did a more natural performance and we enjoyed listening to this more.