Sunday, August 12, 2012

Book Review: Detectives in Togas (Family Read Aloud)

Detectives In TogasDetectives In Togas by Henry Winterfeld

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


We read Detectives in Togas as a read aloud.  The children really enjoyed the story and trying to figure out what was going on.

I thought it was OK.  It was interesting enough, but the writing seemed to fluctuate between formal and informal.  The search for who framed Rufus seemed long in parts and short in parts.  Some things seemed to make sense and others seemed less so. 

It isn't a whodunit in a traditional sense - there are insufficient clues given to solve the mystery on your own.

That being said, it was fun.  It did give a view into Roman society at the time.  The end was very exciting.  The children enjoyed it, which is a big bonus.

I wouldn't say it's a can't miss for family reading, not a classic, but it wasn't a waste of time either.

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