Parents' Guide to

The Legend of Diamond Lil

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Funny, clever dog-next-door mystery good for early readers.

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Between the plot complications, the wacky characters, and the wisecracks on the side that are clearly directed at the adult bystanders, not all kids are going to have the patience for this one. But for those who do, there are plenty of rewards, especially if they like characters with names like Vince the Funnel (a dachshund who seems eternally cursed with one of those veterinary lampshades) and frequent surprises. Not to mention interesting lessons about search-and-rescue operations, dog shows, and finding common ground in unexpected circumstances.

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