Homer on the Case
Homer is a lucky bird, living in a big cage on the roof that protects him from the weather. His owner, Otto, leaves the door open so Homer can be out during the day. Homer has taught himself to read the newspapers Otto puts in his cage each day. His favorite is Dick Tracy, and Homer would like to be just like him. Some thefts have happened in the park, and when Homer observes some rats steal something, he follows them. Soon he meets a parrot, Lulu, and talks to her about what he has seen. They bravely go into the sewer and find out where all the stolen goods have been going. Now they just need to communicate with their humans what is going on. That’s a tough job!
Author and illustrator Henry Cole has written a really cute mystery for the younger middle-grade set. The characters, both animal and human, are well-rounded, interesting characters with good back-stories. Fun black-and-white illustrations at the beginning of each chapter will help young readers to stay involved. The writing is excellent with snappy dialogue and a very compelling story to carry readers through. This is a winner.
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