Cousins Tom, Joe, and Pip get up to all sorts of mischief when just prior to the Great Village Bake Off they notice that their Granny’s cake recipe is missing! Convinced that someone living nearby to Granny has stolen the recipe the trio set about trying to unravel the mystery of the missing, and highly essential recipe.
The book is written in a way that means the intended readers – that of 8-10 year olds – will find the content easy to navigate, and the emphasis used via capital letters for dramatic effect is sure to appeal too. Within just 192 pages, which makes this a short read that is perfect for class reading time, this book brings a classic mystery to young readers looking for adventure, mayhem, and solving a well written mystery.
The appeal of this book is similar to an Agatha Christie novel for adults, or Scooby Doo for children in that it keeps you on your toes as the adventure builds, and there is a twist in the story to the very end which will leave readers surprised, as well as wanting more from this superbly written series by Ruth Quayle.
As the first title in the Muddlemoor Mysteries series, it is evident that with more to follow these will prove incredibly popular with readers, especially as Peril at the Bake Off proves that the balance between an inviting plot, relatable characters, and a mystery to solve is met perfectly with a welcoming size book that even the reluctant, and often difficult to assign a reading book type readers will welcome with open arms.
Most households watch cooking programmes, in particular the Great British Bake Off is a popular television programme for many, and children will doubtless enjoy this book just as much as cosying up on the sofa with parents to enjoy the show. We all LOVE cake, which is another key ingredient to the story, and it is a chocolate cake recipe of course! There is so much to love from this book, and it paves the way for readers to develop a love of the mystery themed genre of book choices out there, of which Peril at the Bake Off is a huge credit too.
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