Sherlock Chick's First Case

Sherlock Chick's First Case

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* Sherlock Chick comes onto the scene, magnifying glass in hand.
* Classic children’s mystery, here read by author/artist Robert Quackenbush.
* Vibrant illustrations bring the story to life.

Sherlock Chick starts detecting on his first step out of the shell. Corn is disappearing from the farmyard. But nobody knows where it’s going, or how. Follow Sherlock Chick as he builds clues in this great mystery book for young readers. Sherlock Chick’s First Case introduces 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 author reads the story
Read along with the author

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 Quackenbush himself 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 how we solve problems and what to do when first ideas turn out not to be the right idea.

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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