A review by srivalli
Yasmin the Detective by Saadia Faruqi


4 Stars

Yasmin is a cute little girl who loves birds and the show Detective Hoo. When her Naani's (grandmother) items go missing, Yasmin decides to become a detective and solve the case.

This little chapter book is a part of the series and can be read as a standalone. Yasmin comes from a Pakistani-American family, like the author. She is cute, clever, and super sweet (just look at her on the cover!). The story is written in simple words for kids to read on their own (with help from elders, if necessary).

This book is perfect for inquisitive little ones. It has questions and activities at the end to help elders make things more fun for the kids. Oh, there’s a glossary with meanings for Urdu words and some information about Pakistan. The illustrations are lovely. The color scheme and expression come out really well.

To sum up, Yasmin the Detective is an entertaining and informative read for little kiddos.

I received an ARC from NetGalley, Capstone, and Picture Window Books and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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