There’s nothing better for Children than a good book!
A good book has the potential to have a lasting effect on a child. It can create a love of reading.
There are a million and one whodunit books available for adults but Alasdair Beckett-King may have created the first real whodunit for children. He has written a book that can only be discribed as a children’s book version of Cluedo.
The story follows Bonnie Montgomery, 10 year old girl that has a an alter ego.. Montgomery Bonbon. Inbetween trying to solve the whodunit, interview the witnesses and look for clues, she has to hope that no one notices that her and the detective are indeed the same person.
The book is very cleverly written. It mixes humor with a murser mystery and is written a way that is easy for children to follow. The book is also filled with some amazing illustrations by Claire Powell.
The author, Alasdair Beckett-King has most well known for his comedy and has landed himself shows at Edinburgh Festival Fridge. It was in 2020 when the comedy clubs closed that Alasdair created Bonnie Montgomery and the Murder At The Museum.
Elsa is 8 years old and could read this book with ease. The words and pages are laid out in a way that makes it easy for children to read and understand what is going on in the story. The illustrations also help with this.
At the end of the book there is a page that tell us that a another Murder At The Museum book is coming and we really can’t wait!
Murder At The Museum is available now on Amazon
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