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Monday, July 8

Summer Reads: Treasure Hunters: All-American Adventure



*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Though it's only July, this summer has been a bit too long for me for already. Typically, I read many (and I mean dozens) of books during the summer, but that isn't the case this year, as the titles I have read have been at least 450 + pages. So, basically, there haven't been very many short reads for me.

However, last month, I did have time to read a shorter book, titled Treasure Hunter: All-American Adventure written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein with illustrations by Juliana Neufeld.

"All-American Adventure" happens to be the sixth installment in the Treasure Hunters children's book series which is published Jimmy Patterson (James Patterson's imprint at Little, Brown, and Company). The series is told from the point-of-view of Bickford "Bick" Kidd, who is supposed to be writing the story while his twin sister, Rebecca "Beck" Kidd, is handling the illustrations. They have two older siblings, Tommy and Storm. They travel around the world with their archaeologist parents, where they get tangled up in some sort of adventure.

The sixth entry has the Kidd kids stuck in Washington D.C. and bored out of their minds while their parents are working on a project at the Smithsonian. To keep the kids out of trouble, their parents get a babysitter for them - Uncle Richie. (Their great-uncle to be precise.)

What starts out as a simple day of visiting tourist attractions quickly turns into an all-new Kidd's adventure that takes them across the USA in the attempt to unravel a conspiracy involving fake Bill of Rights documents.

Final Thoughts

Treasure Hunters: All-American Adventure is a fast-paced thrill ride from start to finish. The main characters, Bick and Beck, are instantly likeable, as well as the entire Kidd crew. The narration is easy to read, which is going to be a plus for young readers who get easily distracted. The plot is well-written with many twists and turns that keep you turning the pages. There's a little bit of United States history tossed about in this story, which I thought it was nice touch to include into a children's book.

Overall, Treasure Hunters: All-American Adventure is a fun book to read on a hot summer day.


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