Synopsis: Yasmin has a mystery on her hands! Nani’s things keep disappearing, and no one seems to know where they’ve gone. Then a science lesson provides a clue. Can Detective Yasmin solve the case?
Release Date: 1st August 2022
Genres: Mystery, Family, Children’s Books, Animals,
Thank you so much to Capstone / Picture Window Books and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: I really enjoyed this it was so sweet, I loved all the characters that we met, Yasmin’s family they were all so sweet and close. When Yasmin’s Nani starts losing things Yasmin takes on the task like her favourite animal detective to find them and won’t stop until she’s done.
I loved how she was able to use her detective skills she learnt from her favourite show, it was just adorable. She learnt so much too as she was constantly looking at the birds coming to her and her Baba’s bird feeder.
This book was so sweet, so easy and fun to read with really precious illustrations. I think so many children would love this book and there is a whole series more of these wonderful Yasmin books.
I also loved that at the end of the story you got extras such as learning Yasmin’s language Urdu and facts about Pakistan where her family line came from and steps so you can learn to make binoculars. I always love when children’s books include extras like this.
About Author: Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American writer, interfaith activist, and cultural sensitivity trainer featured in O, The Oprah Magazine. She also writes middle grade novels, such as Yusuf Azeem Is Not A Hero, and other books for children. Saadia is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, an online magazine of poetry, short stories, and art. Besides writing books, she also loves reading binge-watching her favorite shows and taking naps. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her family.
About Illustrator: Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured in multiple publications worldwide. He currently lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people. When he is not dipping cookies in a cup of tea or staring at blank pieces of paper, he is usually drawing books. One of the books he illustrated is The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz, which won a Newbery Honor and other awards, despite Hatem’s drawings of a farting dragon, a two-headed cat, and stinky cheese.