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The Real McCoys, Book 1

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Imaginative artwork makes fun detective story a joy to read.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

My kids have read this book 10 times

You know when your kids read a book over and over and want to tell you all about it? The Real McCoys is so clever that they tell me something new and witty every time. Wholesome, hilarious read that stimulates their brains.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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Kids say: Not yet rated

This remarkable new series brings a fresh style to the familiar girl-detective genre with a wonderfully spunky heroine and whimsical illustrations that make every page a delight to explore. In The Real McCoys, illustrator Robbi Behr shows Moxie's overactive imagination spilling over, onto, and through the energetic story written by her husband, Matthew Swanson. Silhouettes, dialogue bubbles, word art, and fanciful artwork are as lively and engaging as Moxie herself.

Confident and full of swagger, Moxie knows she'd be a better detective with a partner who has complementary talents. Her enthusiasm -- to solve the case and be recognized as a hero -- makes her a little sloppy, but her big heart and big goals win over even her exasperated principal. With its humor, wisdom, and bubbly art, this book is sure to appeal to even the most reluctant reader.

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