Review: Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective

Penelope is the world’s best finder-outer and has a huge imagination. 

This intrepid girl detective has solved several mysteries, ably aided by her sidekick dog, Carlos. She even found her dad's chocolate, and some missing homework.

In Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective, Penelope is hunting for Sidney the smelly sock snake who has disappeared. 

Sidney is special to Penelope. He was in bed with her earlier in the day, then had breakfast with her, so where could he be? 

Penelope has spotted some clues and follows them determinedly, starting with a muddy footprint.

Could Sidney be in the garden or the tree house? What about on the moon? 

Penelope won’t stop until she uncovers what has happened to Sidney. Just when all seems lost, she finds that her mum might be able to help her solve the mystery. 

The text and pictures in Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective really celebrate the power of imagination. The story is humourous and the bright and busy illustrations make Penelope jump off the page as you follow her search for Sidney. The unique illustration style, featuring neon pink throughout, has a quite retro feel and really bring Penelope's lively personality to life.

Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective is a fabulously fun and quirky story for kids, which will encourage them to actively use their imaginations and explore the world around them.

Title: Penelope Snoop, Ace Detective
Author: Pamela Butchart
Illustrator: Christine Roussey
Publisher: Bloomsbury, $ 14.99
Publication Date: 29 March 2022
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781408856956
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book