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. Volume VIII Number 19 . . . . May 24, 2002
Clancy, the crime-fighting canine duo, are excited about the carnival
coming to town. The only thing holding them back from being first in
line for their favorite ride, The Drop of Doom, is Lu's cousin Jake.
Jake is much more interested in practicing magic tricks than going on
rides. While Jake delays them in the magic tent, Clancy overhears two
thieves plotting to turn The Drop of Doom into The Drop of Loot by stopping
the ride in mid-air and stealing all the money and jewelry that would
fall down. By using some clever tricks of their own, Lu and Clancy catch
the plundering pooches red handed and lead them straight into Detective
Doberman's waiting police
The simple text is geared to newly independent readers, and the five magic tricks that are included are sure to capture interest. Children can be encouraged to problem solve and try to figure out how to pour water into a hat without getting it wet, slice a banana before peeling it, and walk through a playing card. Step-by-step instructions with plenty of illustrations explain how to perform these tricks.
Great fun for budding sleuths and magicians alike.
Linda Ludke is a librarian in London, ON.
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