About the Book
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 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?
The Wunderkinds have a family – every Wunderkind that had ever lived had been born with an extraordinary ability; Josh’s grandfather, for example, was born with the ability to read cow’s thoughts. Josh’s brother Jake, and sister Madison, have carried on the Wunderkind family tradition and both amazing abilities, but he didn’t know hi, or if he even had any. That is until a raptor lands glowing poop on him! Josh rescues a bird and decides to bring it home and names it Max, and it is from here that the action begins.
Josh with his brother, sister, and friends Mackenzie and Justin, start investigating strange goings on in the neighbourhood and, like any good team, give themselves a cool name: The Gumshoe News Crew.
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.
This story is a lot of fun, especially when read with/to younger kids. My two boys, who are seven and five, loved it (especially as one of them is called Mackenzie!) and thought that the characters were fun and interesting; this book may have been written for younger readers but it certainly isn’t dumbed down at all.
This was an easy read and we managed it in a couple of sittings. Throughout the book there are great little illustrations which always got a laugh from the boys.
Josh and the Gumshoe News Crew is a book that we truly enjoyed reading, and a series that we will definitely come back to.
About the Author: Melissa Perry Moraja
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.
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