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Leila & Nugget Mystery

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This early chapterbook by Dustin Brady is a fantastic option for young mystery readers ready to get their hands on something great! The story is about Leila, a little girl who loves to solve mysteries. There are multiple clues, and nothing too scary! The book as 12 chapters and is about 120 pages long, so each chapter is relatively short. There are black and white pictures, spread throughout the book to help readers who benefit from images to help them comprehend the story. The font is fairly large, well spaced and is easy to read, making it the perfect transitionary book for young readers who are moving from picture books to longer texts. I could definitely see my grade 3 students enjoying this book and would absolutely purchase a copy for our classroom library. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the age 6-9 range. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read and review this book!
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My 8 year old loves Dustin Brady books.  This wasn't his typical book pick, but he was still happy to read for review.  Well, he definitely enjoyed it and asked if he could buy the first one to go back and read more about Leila and Nugget.  Adorable kids mystery!

Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC!
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Already reviewed it.  It was a good mystery., that's why I forgot I already read it.  Thank you!  Other people will enjoy it.
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This is the second title in an enjoyable mystery series for kids. This one has elements that will definitely appeal. These include a seventy year old mystery and a treasure hunt. Luckily Leila and Nugget are on the case. Kids will enjoy following the clues with them!

Many thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for this title. All opinions are my own.
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Review to come March 3rd to blog/goodreads/etc.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I just couldn't resist this book when I saw it on Netgalley. I mean, cute dog? Sold me. Haha, but also the mystery sounded like a lot of fun.

The treasure hunt was a delight, I can imagine that no one ever managed to find anything. One, the whole thing with the principal and what happened makes things hard. But then that first clue. You would really have to know a certain thing and then a specific item. After that it also wasn't the easiest, especially in the now time. Thankfully, Leila does have some help from an elderly neighbour who went to the same school as Leila and at the time of the treasure hunt even! Yep, even she tried, but just couldn't manage as no one knew the first clue. I loved that the older lady was just as excited as Leila and that she was so curious to see if Leila figured out things and helped Leila out at times. I just loved all the clues and hints and little things and had fun thinking if I could figure out the clue.

She also, later in the book, gets help of her friend. I really liked the friend and loved the fresh perspectives she gave that helped with the hunt! Though who would sell chocolate bars without even checking the date. XD Oh boy.

I also loved that there is a time limit. Leila's school is going to be demolished so there is only x weeks/months before the treasure hunt is no more. Well, given the ending I would say that maybe there is at least some chance for something... that is all I will say. XD

And it was fun that she didn't just BOOM BOOM solve the clues or get very far. We do see weeks pass by, see the deadline get closer, that made me happy, I would have definitely been scratching my head if she had solved it very easily. Afterall, no one solved it for 70 years, so it is just not logical for someone now to do it so fast.

Nugget was just the cutest, I love it that he is a cavapoo. I did have to find out what that one was, the name seemed familiar but I just couldn't match an image to it and then I was just like, but the dog on the cover and in the illustrations doesn't really look like a cavapoo, so I am still a bit confused. XD But I loved Nugget and I love the bond Leila and Nugget have. So cute!

I definitely could relate to Leila at points. Haha, I would also have liked to keep that treasure hunt and its clues to myself. I know it is something that multiple people should do, a whole group, but yeah, I would have also liked to be the one discovering it all! No competition. No stress. Just fun.

The ending was fab, I am happy that Leila decided to do that, it must have been hard for her to decide on that, so I was proud. I am not sure if I would have done the same, haha. But in this case it definitely helped out with figuring out things. Sometimes you just need a fresh set of eyes to figure things out. And I loved that she figured out that last clue and what the price was and what Leila decided to do with it. I am sorry, but I don't see it as a spoiler. It is a children's book and the whole message of the book is happy and positive, so I knew from the start what would happen.

All in all, I would like to read more Leila and Nugget book. This was fun, adorable, and full of mystery! I would recommend it.
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This was so cute!! I need more of these!!
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I loved this picture book and the cute mystery story of Leila and Nugget.  I didn't read the first book, but this one stands alone just fine.  It is perfect for ages 7-9 and the colorful pages will keep their interest from start to finish.
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Leila’s imagination was on overdrive when her elderly friend Mrs. Crenshaw told her about the treasure no one had ever found. Leila couldn’t resist the sound of solving the age-old treasure hunt. So, along with her friends Mrs. Crenshaw, Kait, and her trusting pal Nugget, they put on their sleuthing caps and began hunting for clues. It was an entertaining and enjoyable story.
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I couldn't open the file. Maybe if it becomes available in kindle format or even through the netgalley app I can read this. I'm giving it a 3 star because it requires I provide a rating.
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Leila & Nugget Mystery: The Case with No Clues (Volume 2) (Leila and Nugget Mysteries) is a darling book. Leila fancies herself as somewhat of a detective, and after talking with her neighbor Mrs. Crenshaw, she embarks on an adventure to locate a treasure hidden at her school many, many years ago. The book is easy to read for younger children with some great illustrations. Not only will it appeal to a child’s sense of adventure, but there are lessons to be learned, as well. Whether you are reading this book to your child or your child is reading it on their own, this is definitely one that you want to add to your library. Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for the opportunity to review this book.
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This is an adorable picture book with a heartwarming story. The illustrations are detailed and beautiful 

Thank you to Dustin Brady, NetGalley and Andrews McMeel for the arc of this book.
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