The Schoolyard Mystery
by Elizabeth Levy
Illustrated by Denise Brunkus
Reviewed by Vito C. (age 8)
Vito C. is a student in Mrs. Pierce's 3rd Grade Class
Three friends of The Invisible Inc. Detective Agency are trying to figure out a schoolyard mystery. Someone stole their teacher, Mr. Gonshak's, giant globe ball. One of the friends, Chip, is invisible. He's able to sneak around and help solve the crime because no one can see him. At the end the lesson of the story is that lying is never a good idea.
This book is great. It reminds me of when my cousin told me he broke his mom's lamp. He didn't want anyone to find out because then he would get in trouble, so he lied. My favorite part of this book is when Chip explains how he first became invisible by going into a cave.
The Schoolyard Mystery is a good book for first through third graders. The characters are like regular kids. It it one in a series so if you like it, you can read the other books, too!