Disclosure: Life as Leels received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review.
Book Title: Inspector Dewey
Author: Kristen Heimerl, Illustrated by Irene Bofill
Genre: Children’s Book, Animals
Content Rating: G
Life as Leels’ Rating: 5 out of 5
Buy the Book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
My name is Dewey–Inspector Dewey.
I live in the big green house on Hampshire Avenue with my family: Thumper, Lily, and Anna. I am the Big Cat—responsible for keeping everyone safe and in order. I do this quite well, in spite of the fact that managing my family is like, well, herding cats!
Mostly our life is peaceful. But one night it wasn’t. That was the night the bad guy showed up on our block. Of course, I knew exactly how to outsmart the outlaw, but—miserable mullet!—would Anna and the police understand my instructions?
To find out how the adventure ended, you’ll have to read my book. But I’ll give you a hint: there’s a reason I’m called Inspector Dewey.
Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of this book will fund veterinary care for pets whose families are in financial need so that the animals can remain in their homes and out of the shelter system.
BECAUSE PETS BELONG WITH THEIR PEOPLE™
Inspector Dewey is a cute children’s book. It has super cute drawings – mainly of Inspector Dewey and his three best friends; Thumper, Lily, and Anna.
The book and story make a great read aloud for the younger kids, but I would recommend that a child probably 4th grade and above could read it without many struggles. Some of the vocabulary is quite large and some of the words are words not commonly used. Even reading aloud with the kids, some words had to be explained.
I think our favorite parts were when Dewey would get excited and use a fish as his saying – “miserable mullet”, “great grouper”.
In general, the book is very readable. The lettering is bigger than normal which makes it easier to read with the kids. It is longer than what my kids are used to reading aloud too, but it is such a fun book to read with the kids and together as a family!
We are cat lovers in our home so reading about Inspector Dewey, Thumper and Lily was something we all enjoyed!
About the Author
Marketing Officer, Strategy Expert, Innovator and Brand Builder, Kristen’s business career spans 20+ years serving the biggest brands in industry and the biggest hearts of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Kristen revels in bringing compelling products and services to life and helping leaders and individuals with big dreams realize their big goals.
Kristen’s life joys include her 2+ year obsession creating the most beautiful self-published picture book possible, the breathtaking forests and lakes of her Minnesota birthplace, the family that really does love her no matter what, and her three magnificent Norwegian Forest Cats who together, with Kristen, helped catch the bad guy on their block that inspired her upcoming book (stake out and high speed chase included!)
She holds a master of science in eCommerce from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and a BA from the University of St. Thomas. As the great transformer in her life, Kristen supports others’ education and literacy as an adjunct professor of business and strategy and, more recently, through her children’s book, Inspector Dewey.
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