Cam Jansen and the Valentine Baby Mystery

Written by David Adler • Illustrated by Susanna Natti

Reviewed by Tori A. (age 7)

One day Cam and Eric went into the classroom and saw Mrs. Shelton, Eric's mom. She said they had to go to the hospital because Mrs. Jansen, Cam's mom, was going to have her baby soon. When they got there Mrs. Shelton put her purse down next to a man who was sleeping and ladies who were reading magazines. She asked the nurse if Mrs. Jansen was doing all right. The nurse said she was doing fine. Then Mrs. Shelton went to get her purse so she could buy a snack, but the purse was missing. They called the police. Cam thought the sleeping man had stolen it because he wasn't wearing an identification tag. They looked everywhere and finally found the purse but the cash and the keys were missing. The police came again and there was acar chase. The police caught the thief! At the end of the story Mrs. Jansen had twin babies.

My favorite part of the story is when the twins are born because it's a happy time. My favorite character is Cam because she has a great memory. This story is like my life because I have a wonderful teacher like Cam does. There are a few pictures in the book that help tell the story.

I think others should read this book because it has an awesome ending the pictures will make them laugh.

Tori A. is a student in Mrs. Okamura's 2nd Grade Class
2006-2007