Sherlock Chick: Night Noises

Sherlock Chick: Night Noises

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* Super-sleuth Sherlock Chick, from author/artist Robert Quackenbush, is back on the case.
* Classic children’s mystery now with expressive narration and synchronized text.
* Vibrant illustrations bring the story to life.

Once again Sherlock Chick takes the case. This time he’s going after the noise maker who has been disrupting life on the farm late at night. But who, or what, could it be? Follow Sherlock Chick in his quest for clues in this great mystery book for young readers. Sherlock Chick and the Case of the Night Noises is the fourth book in this popular Sherlock Chick mystery series, written and illustrated by Robert Quackenbush.

Now back as a digital app, children can choose to read in three ways:
Read it by yourself
Listen as the narrator reads the story
Read along with the narrator

Mr. Quackenbush is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have captivated millions of children. Among his honors is an Edgar Allen Poe Special Award for best children’s mystery. Besides this Sherlock Chick series, Quackenbush also wrote and illustrated the popular Henry the Duck books and has illustrated more than 150 other books for children.

This app by Readingware maintains the bold artwork characteristic of Quackenbush’s books, and places it in a realistic page-turning simulation. Simply swipe to turn the pages. Listen as voiceover artist Steve Anderson reads this mystery, or better yet, read along with him. Phrase-by-phrase highlighting of the text helps children focus on the story and develop reading fluency as they read, without distracting from the story. Develop thinking skills and English proficiency.

The book can also be a good way into conversations about honesty and openness, and the unintended consequences that sometimes follow attempts to manipulate friends and family.

This app is designed for Android tablets using OS 3.0 (Honeycomb) or above, and uses Adobe AIR.

This Sherlock Chick mystery was first published by Parents Magazine Press as a Read Aloud Original.

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