Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Review - Joe-Joe Nut & Biscuit Bill

The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut & Biscuit Bill
Case #2: Mineral Mischief
BY: Renee Hand
PUBLISHED BY: North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-87839-415-9
Pages: 74
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

After saving a young lion, Arsalean, from bullies, Detective Joe-Joe Nut and Detective Biscuit Bill are called upon by the Moo household. Maple Moo’s rare mineral, a combination of benitoite and neptunite minerals, is missing from her collection. The mineral is very valuable. The last time Maple Moo saw the mineral is when she showed it to her friends, Candy Cardinal, Brutus and Betty Blue Beaver, Liam the Llama, and Huckleberry Moose, who all collect rocks. The detectives suspect foul play is at hand.

Detective Joe-Joe Nut and Detective Biscuit Bill visit each suspect, looking for clues to solve the mystery. Who stole the valuable mineral?

The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill: Case #2: Mineral Mischief is a fun mystery for both children and adults to read. I enjoyed each illustration of the animal characters, especially the squirrel detective, Joe-Joe Nut. The plot is simple, Maple Moo’s mineral is missing and the detectives are there to solve the mystery. Besides being a fun story, children can learn amazing things about minerals. There are two fun experiments, parental supervision is required, in the back of the book, along with a rock cycle chart. Overall, I loved reading about the Mineral Mischief, and I recommend the book to everyone.

About the Author
Renee Hand is an award-winning author, educator, tennis coach and various other things. She has been writing for over twenty years and has been a published author for five years with six works published. She writes for various chronicles and newsletters, as well as writing book reviews for various authors of children´s books on her blog, http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com/.

Renee has also received awards for her works. For Magic Hearts she won a Best 2006 Fantasy Romance award. Her second romance novel Seduction of the Lonely Heart won a National Literary Award for Best Romance of  2007.  She is thankful for these two awards. Book 1 of her new children's series, The Crypto-Capers in The Case of the Missing Sock, won a preferred choice award for 2009 by Creative Child Magazine.


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I appreciate you taking the time to review it. If anyone has any questions I would love to answer them. Have a great day!


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