A-Z Mysteries: The Yellow Yacht
Written by Ron Roy
Illustrated by John Steven Gurney
Reviewed by Stephanie K. (age 9)
Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose are best friends. Ruth Rose likes to dress in all one color. Dink's real name is Donald. Josh has freckles. The three kids go to visit a friend named Sammi. Sammi lives on an imaginary island named Costra. His family rules the tropical island. One day the four kids were out playing and they hear an alarm go off. Sammi thinks it's the alarm from the bank. The four kids figure out that all the king's gold is gone. It is up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to find out who stole the gold and how they did it so fast that no one could see them. Read this exciting book to find out.
I really like this book because it had a lot of suspense and the tricks they do make you believe that it really happened. This book is part of a series called A to Z Mysteries. They are very good books because they all have mysteries and problems to solve. This book made me wonder what is going to happen next. The author has a very good way of solving the mystery. All the main characters have different personalities but they're all best friends.
I recommend this book to 8 to 10 year olds who like to read mysteries. It is exciting and has a lot of action. Kids should pick out this book because the story is very good. The characters solve the mystery in a very smart way. It is fun to read.