Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: James Preller
Illustrator: Jamie Smith
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Magnifying glass? Check. Trusty sidekick? Check. Puzzling mystery to solve? Check! Jigsaw Jones is always the guy to call if something is amiss. So when Bobby Solofsky is wrongfully accused of stealing a shiny medal from the pet store, Jigsaw and his sidekick, Mila, are on the trail to find the real culprit. Everyone who was at the pet store that day is a suspect, even the owner and his daughter. But Jigsaw quickly learns that the thief may not be a "someone" but possibly a "somewhat!"
This Jigsaw Jones Mystery will certainly hold the interest of readers as they attempt to find a solution before Jigsaw does. This is a light, yet interesting read that is appropriate for its target audience of young elementary aged readers. This book teaches the essential characteristics of teamwork and determination while providing entertainment and a joy for reading. Young readers will find an instant attachment to this exciting series and will be reaching for the next mystery immediately.