Title: Josh and the Gumshoe News Crew: The Super Secret | Author:Melissa Perry Moraja | Publication Date: May 5, 2014 | Publisher:Melissa Productions | Pages: 154 | Recommended Ages: 6+ (read-aloud)
Summary: Up until a few days ago, nothing extraordinary had ever happened in ten year old Josh Wunderkind’s life – except eating a whole pot of pasta by himself. But that all changed after a mammoth-sized bird hit him smack on the face with a glob of neon green bird poop, triggering his superhuman Wunderkind ability and leaving him with the responsibility of caring for a baby bird he named Max. Now Josh was just like his older brother and twin sister Madison-super extraordinary! But what Josh didn’t realize was that being superhuman wasn’t all fun and games.
And things only got more complex in Josh’s life when his two siblings and a couple of neighborhood friends persuade him to lead a super crime-solving, neighborhood news team—the Gumshoe News Crew. But not before they agree on the Super Secret and complete Gumshoe Boot Camp.
Find out what the Super Secret is. Will the Gumshoe News Crew complete boot camp? Or will Josh let his team down?
Josh and the Gumshoe News Crew is the humorous adventure of how Josh Wunderkind got his superhuman powers and used them to fight evil with the help of his brother, sister, and their friends.
Josh Wunderkind is just an ordinary kid, but his brother Jake and sister Madison have managed to carry on the Wunderkind family tradition and exhibit amazing abilities. Josh is about to give up all hope at finding his power when a giant bird attacks him with glowing poop. Strange things begin to happen and the only explanation seems to lie within the unusual bird poop. Can Josh learn to master his abilities and help the group, known as The Gumshoe News Crew, fight crime in their town?
Josh and the Gumshoe News Crew is a wonderful early chapter book filled with excitement and silly antics. Young readers will be pulled into the action right along with Josh and the Crew and will be captivated to the end.
I like that the story is easy to read and flows well so children won't have any problems following along or understanding the plot. Josh and the Gumshoe News Crew is an all around enjoyable read. I highly recommend picking up a copy.
Melissa Perry Moraja, Award-Winning Author and Founder of Melissa Productions, Inc., is an entrepreneurial mom, a multifaceted business woman, a creative producer, and an author and illustrator of numerous modern-fantasy children’s books and self-help books. And that’s just the beginning! Melissa also has published articles, appeared on television, been interviewed on radio, has spoken in front of hundreds of people, and held workshops at local schools, discussing creative learning, publishing and parenting. Her desire to make a difference in her four young children’s lives inspired her to leave her six-salary career at IBM in 2007 to become a full-time mom, children’s author, speaker, and consultant. Melissa spends her personal time coaching soccer and softball, painting, and coming up with fun art projects for her kids. She also blogs for Working Mother blog, has guest blogged for Charlotte Observer Mom’s Charlotte, and has her own personal blog at Not Your Ordinary Psychic Mom. Melissa is also committed to building awareness and support for type 1 diabetes. Her twin daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes November 4, 2011. To learn more about Madison’s type 1 diabetes disease please read Madison’s Story.
For more information about Melissa and her books, please visit http://www.melissaproductions.com and
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