Title: The Triceratops Pops MysteryCam Jansen #15 - The Triceratops Pops Mystery
Author: David A. Adler
Illustrator: Susanna Natti
Pages: 56
Reading Level: 7-8
Star Rating: ★★

Cam Jansen’s fifteenth mystery!

The Story.

Cam Jansen and her friend Eric Shelton have decided that it is time to purchase the Triceratops Pops band’s newest album. But when they arrive at the store, there are no more available – despite the fact that one worker claims to have set out a new stack just minutes before their arrival, and another testifies that none have been purchased.

It looks like the CDs have been stolen! But who could have stolen them… and how was it managed?

Discussion.

Cam Jansen doesn’t used deductive reasoning to help her solve her cases. And she doesn’t spend all of her time tracking down clues, either. No, Cam Jansen is a unique detective who solves her cases through the use of her photographic memory. Any time Cam wants to remember a scene, she just says “Click.”, closes her eyes, and has a perfect mental image of the scene she captured with her mental “camera”.

In this mystery there are references to several different pop/rock bands, but all of the names sound made up.

Conclusion. Super simplistic – The TCDC series would probably be a better option for readers at this level.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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